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Author Steinberg, David, 1942 August 9- author.

Title Inside comedy : the soul, wit, and bite of comedy and comedians of the last five decades / David Steinberg.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
©2021
1 hold on first copy returned of 10 copies

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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  792.7 STEINBERG    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  792.7 STE    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  792.23 STEINBERG    DUE 06-07-22
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials  792.7 STEINBERG    DUE 06-09-22
 Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Adult Nonfiction  792.2309 STE    Check Shelf
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 South Windsor Public Library - New Materials  792.23 STEINBERG    Check Shelf
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Edition First edition.
Description 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"
Bibliography Includes index.
Contents Disguised as a normal person -- The apprenticeship of Duddy Steinberg: The most irresponsible student at the University of Chicago sees the best comedian of all time-- Lenny Bruce-- and finds his life's work -- God, whom I'm sure you remember from last week's sermon: My first years at Second City and the other icons who joined -- From Second City to Broadway: Little Murders, Elliott Gould, Lily Tomlin, and other memories from delight to disaster -- The Comedians' comedians: Sid Caesar, Don Rickles, Mel Brooks, Jackie Mason, Carl Reiner, Jack Carter, Shecky Greene, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Jonathan Winters, Robin Williams -- The Hillcrest Country Club: It's Not the Golf, It's the Comedy: Groucho Marx, The Marx Brothers, George Burns, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, and Danny Thomas, who at least looked Jewish -- Comedy in the age of Nixon . . . What comedy? -- The brave humor of the Smothers Brothers -- The Tonight Shows: Johnny Carson, and hosts before and after -- Behind Some of the Best Comedy on Television: The Danny Thomas Show, Newhart, Designing Women, Golden Girls, Friends, Mad About You, Garry Shandling, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, and those in between -- Actors as Comedians, Comedians as Actors: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Lucille Ball, Bette Midler, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, Albert Brooks, Bob Einstein, Redd Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Richard Lewis, Bob Saget, Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Nealon, Robert Klein, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Martin Mull, Eric Idle, Richard Belzer, Drew Carey, Billy Crystal, Marty Short.
Summary "A personal history of comedy from the 1950s to the present, with interviews conducted by the author." --publisher.
Steinberg, a comic institution himself, provides a personal history of comedy from the 1950s to the present. From the historic greats to the greats of right now, Steinberg makes clear why he loves comedy and the comedians who have been by his side in his work, and in his life, for more than sixty years. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Comedy -- History and criticism.
Television comedies -- History and criticism.
Comedians -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Television producers and directors -- Anecdotes.
Comedians -- United States -- 20th century -- Influence.
Comedians -- United States -- 21st century -- Influence.
American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Comedians -- United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy.
American wit and humor. (OCoLC)fst00807457
Comedians. (OCoLC)fst00869077
Comedy. (OCoLC)fst00869083
Television comedies. (OCoLC)fst01146832
Television producers and directors. (OCoLC)fst01147019
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780525520573 (hardcover)
0525520570 (hardcover)
9780525520580 electronic book
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