Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American ComedyBook - 2015 | First edition
"Jokes change from generation to generation, but the experience of the stand-up comedian transcends the ages: the striving and struggles, the tragedy and triumph. From the Marx Brothers to Milton Berle, George Carlin to Eddie Murphy, Conan O'Brien to Louis C. K.--comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff presents a century of fascinating rebels, forgotten stars, and characters on the precipice of fame in this essnetial history of American comedy."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 792.70280973 NES 2015
Characteristics: xvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm