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The Laugh Makers: Stand Up Comedy as Art, Business, and Life Style
Name: The Laugh Makers: Stand Up Comedy as Art, Business, and Life Style
Author: robert a. stebbins
Pages: 175
Year: 1990
Language: English
File Size: 8.24 MB
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AcknowledgmentsAuthors of books reap all the glory (and the censure) that comes wit h publication , whil e a smal l cas t o f supportin g player s lan guishes quietl y backstage . S o importan t ha s th e supportin g cas t bee n t o th e presen t volum e tha t i t simpl y woul d no t exis t withou t them . Th e fifty seve n interviewee s gav e graciousl y o f thei r time , views , opinions , an d persona l histories . I n lin e wit h th e ethic s o f socia l scientifi c research , the y mus t remai n anonymous . An d the n ther e wer e th e owners , managers , impresarios , comics , an d agent s Mar k Breslin , Erni e Butler , Eva n Carter , Mar k an d Ric h Elwood , Larr y Horowitz , Gilber t Rozon , an d Louis e Sauve . I n inter views , follow u p telephon e calls , face to fac e conversations , an d manuscrip t critiques , eac h contribute d i n exceptiona l measur e t o thi s book . Bil l Robinso n an d Keit h Bal e endure d m y presenc e i n thei r comed y club s ove r a pe rio d o f severa l month s s o tha t I coul d familiariz e mysel f wit h th e nightl y productio n o f stand u p comed y an d th e rudiment s o f thi s for m o f entertainmen t a s art , business , an d life style . I t i s unlikel y tha t an y o f thes e peopl e agre e wit h al l tha t i s sai d here , an d m y acknowledgmen t o f the m i s no t mean t t o clai m thei r acceptanc e o f wha t i s sai d here . Severa l othe r importan t source s o f suppor t concer n productio n an d finances . Lynd a Costell o worked , alway s cheerfull y an d effi ciently , t o transfor m m y ragge d draft s int o readabl e manuscript . He r devotio n t o th e projec t wil l neve r b e forgotten . Copy edito r Constanc e Buchana n worke d effectivel y no t onl y t o enhanc e th e logi c an d readabilit y o f thi s boo k bu t also , a s a fa n o f stand up , t o sharpe n m y presentatio n o f th e audienc e vie w o f it . Finally , I woul d lik e t o acknowledg e th e Calgar y Institut e fo r th e Humani tie s fo r grantin g m e a n annua l fellowshi p t o writ e thi s book . Dat a collectio n fo r th e projec t wa s subsidize d b y a researc h gran t


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