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Icons of African American Comedy : A Joke of a Different Color.

Author/Creator:
Tafoya, Eddie.
Publication:
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (308 pages)
Series:
Greenwood Icons Ser.
Greenwood Icons Ser.
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Subjects:
African American comedians.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Tafoya, Eddie Icons of African American Comedy
ISBN:
9780313380853
9780313380846
OCLC:
728102810