Icons of African American Comedy

Icons of African American Comedy

Icons of African American Comedy

Icons of African American Comedy

Synopsis

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.

• A chronology of the major events of more than 100 years of comedic history

• 24 photographs showing the 12 featured comedians at various stages in their careers

• A list of resources at the end of each chapter, including books, articles, movies, recordings, and stand-up performances

• Suggestions for further reading

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