Comedy and critique : stand-up comedy and the professional ethos of laughter / Daniel R. Smith.

"Comedy and Critique explores British professional stand-up comedy in the wake of the Alternative Comedy movement of the late twentieth century, seeing it as an extension of the politics of the New Left: standing up for oneself as anti-racist, feminist and open to a queering of self and social...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smith, Daniel R., 1989- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Bristol, UK : Bristol University Press, 2018.
Series:Bristol shorts research.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The art of stand-up comedy
  • 2. The professionalisation of stand-up comedy
  • 3. Representation
  • 4. Persona
  • 5. The critique of comic reason.