Stand-up Comedy in Theory, or, Abjection in America
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Stand-Up Comedy in Theory, or, Abjection in America is the first study of stand-up comedy as a form of art. John Limon appreciates and analyzes the specific practice of stand-up itself, moving beyond theories of the joke, of the comic, and of comedy in general to read stand-up through the lens of literary and cultural theory. Limon argues that stand-up is an artform best d...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 23rd 2000 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 2000)
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Justin
Fairly terrible. The prose was dense, convoluted, and yet boring all wrapped in a package that actually served to obfuscate instead of illuminate. I actually enjoy stand-up comedy less after having read the chapters I did.
Robert
covered it well. thanks to sara hunsucker!
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