Getting the Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy (Revised)

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Price
$39.54
Publisher
Methuen Drama
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Pages
536
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 1.2 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781408174609
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About the Author

Oliver Double is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, where his teaching on stand-up comedy has received national media attention. Once a stand-up comedian himself, Double ran and compered Sheffield's Last Laugh Comedy Club and has made numerous appearances on radio and television. He has written two books, Getting the Joke (Methuen Drama, 2005) and Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (Methuen Drama, 1997), as well as writing for various magazines and academic journals. He is a contributing editor to New Theatre Quarterly and is on the Advisory Board of Comedy Studies.

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"It is undeniable that Double's investment in integrating stand-up comedy into the theatre classroom and academic discourse is quite serious indeed." - Katelyn Hale Wood, University of Texas at Austin, USA, Theatre Topics