Icons Of African American Comedy, 1st Edition

  • Eddie M. Tafoya
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  • ISBN-10: 0313380856
  • ISBN-13: 9780313380853
  • DDC: 792.760280
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 283 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Comedians entertain us and challenge us. They make us laugh and they make us think. They both reflect and dissect the cultural mosaic that is the United States. As an important part of that mosaic, African-American comedians have helped shape American comedy and American culture for more than a century. These are their stories.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Icons.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Introduction: Behind the Blackface.
1: Bert Williams.
2: Moms Mabley.
3: Redd Foxx.
4: Dick Gregory.
5: Godfrey Cambridge.
6: Flip Wilson.
7: Bill Cosby.
8: Richard Pryor.
9: Whoopi Goldberg.
10: Damon Wayans.
11: Chris Rock.
12: Dave Chappelle.
About the Author.