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Author Tafoya, Eddie
Title Icons of African American Comedy : A Joke of a Different Color
Imprint Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2011
©2011
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Descript 1 online resource (308 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Series Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Behind the Blackface -- Bert Williams -- Early Life -- The Williams and Walker Years -- Williams's Solo Career -- Influence -- Moms Mabley -- Early Life -- The Early Movies -- On Television -- Amazing Grace -- Stand-up Career -- Influence -- Redd Foxx -- Early Life -- Stand-up Career -- Sanford and Son -- Influence -- Dick Gregory -- Early Life -- Comedy Career -- Activism -- Influence -- Godfrey Cambridge -- Early Life -- Stand-up Career -- Film and Television -- Influence -- Flip Wilson -- Early Life -- On Television -- Stand-up Career -- Influence -- Bill Cosby -- Early Life -- On Vinyl -- On Television -- The Cosby Show -- Influence -- Richard Pryor -- Early Life -- Early Career -- On Vinyl -- The Concert Films -- Richard Pryor on Film -- The Richard Pryor Show -- Influence -- Whoopi Goldberg -- Early Life -- The Performance Films -- On Film -- On Television -- Influence -- Damon Wayans -- Early Life -- In Living Color -- On Film -- Other Television Shows -- Books -- Influence -- Chris Rock -- Early Life -- Stand-up Career -- On Television and Film -- Influence -- Dave Chappelle -- Early Life -- Early Work -- Chappelle's Show -- The African Hiatus -- The Performance Films -- Influence -- Timeline -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
This in-depth compilation of the lives, works, and contributions of 12 icons of African-American comedy explores their impact on American entertainment and the way America thinks about race
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Tafoya, Eddie Icons of African American Comedy : A Joke of a Different Color Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC,c2011 9780313380846
Subject African American comedians
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