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Title The laughing stalk : live comedy and its audiences / edited by Judy Batalion.
Published Anderson, SC : Parlor Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PN1969.C65 L37 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description ix, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Aesthetic critical inquiry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : difference at work : the live comedy audience / Judy Batalion -- Part I. Locating live comedy -- ch. 1. Creating the audience : it's all in the timing / Alice Rayner -- ch. 2. Room for comedy / Iain Mackintosh -- ch. 3. The stand-up as stand-in : performer-audience intimacy and the emergence of the stand-up comic in the United States since the 1950s / Matthew Daube -- ch. 4. A comedic tour de monde / Shazia Mirza -- Part II. The cult-ure of the audience, and audiences of culture -- ch. 5. Audienceship and (non)laughter int he stand-up comedy of Steve Martin / Lesley Harbidge -- ch. 6. Hoyle's humility / Gavin Butt -- ch. 7. George Lillo's "The London Merchant" and the laughing audience / Diana Solomon -- ch. 8. Laughter in the final instance : the cultural economy of humor (or why women aren't perceived to be as funny as men) / Rebecca Krefting -- Part III. The industry, or, the audience in the making of the comedy show -- ch. 9. Rhyme or reason : trying to draw some conclusions about comedy audiences / Sable & Batalion -- ch. 10. Choosing comedy / Julia Chamberlain -- ch. 11. Seven steps to the stage : the audience as co-creator of the stand-up comedy night / Kevin McCarron -- ch. 12. Hecklers : a taxonomy / Nile Seguin -- ch. 13. The comedy clubbers : photographs / Srah Boyes -- ch. 14. Audience / Michael Frayn -- Part IV. Live comedy in context -- ch. 15. Ugly Betty and the (live) comedy audience / Elizabeth Klaver -- ch. 16. Watching me, watching you : sitcom and surveillance / Frances Gray -- ch. 17. Obscene of absent : literary versus comedy audiences / AL Kennedy -- ch. 18. The Daily Show's studio audience / Scott Jacobson -- ch. 19. It's my show, or, shut up and laugh : spheres of intimacy in the comic arena and how new technologies play their part in the "live" act / Kélina Gotman and Samuel Godin -- ch. 20. High time for humor / Andrea Fraser -- ch. 21. Inaugural Speech / Andrea Fraser.
Subject Stand-up comedy.
Performance -- Psychological aspects.
Related Names Batalion, Judith.
ISBN 1602352429 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9781602352421 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9781602352438 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
1602352437 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9781602352445 (adobe ebook)
1602352445 (adobe ebook)
9781602352452 (epub)
1602352453 (epub)
Standard # 40020637456
OCLC number 759491829