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African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today

African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today

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Overview

This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand-up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries. It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as Bert Williams, Butterbeans & Susie, Stepin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Redd Foxx, Ishmael Reed, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, and Chris Rock. This anthology includes classic stage routines, literary examples, and witty quotations presented in their entirety.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556524318
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Series: The Library of Black America series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,277,631
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mel Watkins is a former editor for the New York Times Book Review and the author of On the Real Side and Dancing with Strangers. He lives in New York City.

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