Seriously funny : the rebel comedians of the 1950s and 1960s / Gerald Nachman

Author(s): Nachman, Gerald
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Subjects: Comedians--United States--Biography
Stand-up comedy--United States--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2003
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: x, 659 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2002030713
ISBN: 0375410309
Includes bibliographical references (p. 629-631) and index
Contents: The 1950s. A voice in the wilderness: Mort Sahl ; Rendering unto Caesar: Sid Caesar ; Sing a song of strychnine: Tom Lehrer ; The start of something big: Steve Allen ; And now, a laugh from our sponsor: Stan Freberg ; Televisionary: Ernie Kovacs ; Mom from Mars: Phyllis Diller ; The wild child: Jonathan Winters ; Out of thin air: Jean Shepherd, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding ; Call interrupt: Shelley Berman ; Double jeopardy: Mike Nichols and Elaine May. -- The 1960s. Charlie everybody: Bob Newhart ; The Elvis of stand-up: Lenny Bruce ; Color-coordinated: Godfrey Cambridge ; Sibling revelry: The Smothers brothers ; Bawdy and soul: Mel Brooks ; Curing the body politic: Dick Gregory ; Lasting impressions: David Frye, Vaughn Meader, Will Jordan ; Schnook's progress: Woody Allen ; Father Goose, Inc.: Bill Cosby ; Girl squawk: Joan Rivers
OCLC Number: 50339527
ISBN/ISSN: 0375410309