Chicago Comedy : A Fairly Serious History

Chicago Comedy : A Fairly Serious History

Description

Famous for being a city of broad shoulders, Chicago has also developed an international reputation for split sides and slapped knees. Watch the Chicago style of comedy evolve from nineteenth-century vaudeville, through the rebellious comics of the '50s and into the improvisation and sketch that ushered in a new millennium. Drawing on material both hilarious and profound, Chicago Comedy: A Fairly Serious History touches on what makes Chicago different from other cities and how that difference produced some of the greatest minds comedy will ever know: Amos 'n' Andy, Jack Benny, Lenny Bruce, Del Close, John Belushi, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and so many, many more.


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Details

Author(s)
Margaret Hicks, Mick Napier
Format
Hardback | 130 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 10mm | 345g
Publication date
22 Apr 2011
Publisher
History Press Library Editions
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1540229920
ISBN13
9781540229922