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The Comedy of Dave Chappelle: Critical Essays
     

The Comedy of Dave Chappelle: Critical Essays

by K.A. Wisniewski
 

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Perhaps best known for his highly acclaimed, short-lived Comedy Central program Chappelle’s Show, Dave Chappelle is widely regarded as one of today’s most culturally significant comedians. Through the sketch comedy show and his stand-up act, Chappelle has offered truly memorable commentary on racial and ethnic tensions in American society. This book

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Perhaps best known for his highly acclaimed, short-lived Comedy Central program Chappelle’s Show, Dave Chappelle is widely regarded as one of today’s most culturally significant comedians. Through the sketch comedy show and his stand-up act, Chappelle has offered truly memorable commentary on racial and ethnic tensions in American society. This book assembles 13 essays that examine motifs common in Chappelle’s comedy, including technology and digital culture; race, gender, and ethnicity; economics and politics; music, television, film, and performance; and memory, language, and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786441884
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/02/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
245
Sales rank:
385,654
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

K.A. Wisniewski is an assistant professor of history at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications including journals Genre, The Mochila Review, Welter, and the Small Press Review.

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