Stand Up: On Being a Comedian

Stand Up: On Being a Comedian

by Oliver Double
     
 
Stand-Up! is the first book to both analyse the background of stand-up comedy and take us inside the world of being a solo comedian



Oliver Double writes a lively history of the traditions of British stand-up comedy - from its roots in music hall and variety to today's club and alternative comedy scene - and also engages in a serious exploration

Overview

Stand-Up! is the first book to both analyse the background of stand-up comedy and take us inside the world of being a solo comedian



Oliver Double writes a lively history of the traditions of British stand-up comedy - from its roots in music hall and variety to today's club and alternative comedy scene - and also engages in a serious exploration of what it is like to be a comedian onstage in front of a sometimes adoring and sometimes hostile audience. He looks critically at the work of such stand-up stars as Frankie Howerd, Les Dawson, Billy Connolly, Victoria Wood, Ben Elton and Eddie Izzard. And he looks at himself as a performer.



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408148860
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/16/1997
Series:
Performance Books
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. Works include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2005).

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