Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy /Kliph NesteroffBook - 2015
"Jokes change from generation to generation, but the experience of the stand-up comedian transcends the ages: the striving and struggles, the tragedy and triumph. From the Marx Brothers to Milton Berle, George Carlin to Eddie Murphy, Conan O'Brien to Louis C. K.--comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff presents a century of fascinating rebels, forgotten stars, and characters on the precipice of fame in this essnetial history of American comedy."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Grove Press,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xvii, 425 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm