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Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh

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Darryl Littleton presents a comprehensive and entertaining look at the global phenomenon that is 'black comedy'. The text thoroughly traces the history and evolution of the genre, and puts the fascinating story of black comedy into the words of those who know it best - the comedians.
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
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Jamison
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
this author is coming to tulsa. re-reading this really good history on black comedians (with quotes interspersed throughout) in preparation.

at the beginning, littleton asks the hard questions (like "what jokes would you tell if you were a slave?" ), and goes into difficult discussions ( that damn n-word).

great so far....

and great until the end. love the interviews.
Hazel
Apr 30, 2010 marked it as worth-considering
I'm watching the dvd Why We Laugh that grew from this book. Eye-opening history.
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