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Comedy

  • Historia critica comicorum Graecorumby

    De Gruyter 1970; US$ 266.00

    Fragmenta comicorum Graecorum: Historia critica comicorum Graecorum: Volumen I more...

  • Horrible Prettinessby Robert C. Allen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture more...

  • Mere Anarchyby Woody Allen

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 11.80

    'I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me.' Thus begins 'Strung Out', Woody Allen's hilarious application of the laws of the universe to daily life. Mere Anarchy , Woody Allen's first collection in over 25 years, features eighteen witty, wild and intelligent comic pieces - eight of which... more...

  • I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Basseyby Stephen K Amos

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 24.78

    Growing up in a large Nigerian family in South London, Stephen K. Amos learnt early on to find the humour in every situation. Raised by his parents and extended family of 'aunts' and 'uncles', I Used to Say My Mother was Shirley Bassey tells the story of Stephen's chaotic upbringing in the carnival atmosphere of the late seventies and early eighties.... more...

  • The Ultimate South Park and Philosophyby Robert Arp; Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    Enlightenment from the South Park gang faster than you can say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home"! The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! presents a compilation of serious philosophical reflections on the twisted insights voiced by characters in TV’s most irreverent animated series. Offers readers a philosophically... more...

  • Another Fine Messby Saul Austerlitz

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    From  City Lights to Knocked Up , this history examines American film from the perspective of its unwanted stepbrother, the comedy, and puts the comic titans of the present in the context of their predecessors. The 30 chapters and 100 essays follow the connections that link Mae West to Marilyn Monroe and W. C. Fields to Will Ferrell. Offering unvarnished... more...

  • Modern Arabic Drama in Egyptby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 43.00

    This book is the first critical survey of modern Egyptian drama during the period of its maturity from the 1930s to the present day. more...

  • The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawsonby Louis Barfe

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The first ever narrative biography of a towering figure in British comedy   Les Dawson, more than any other comedian, spoke for the phlegmatic, pessimistic British way of life. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, he was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics... more...

  • The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawsonby Louis Barfe

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Les Dawson: a comedian who, more than any other, spoke for the phlegmatic, resigned, sarcastic, glorious British way of life. This is his story. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, Les Dawson was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics who claimed to bite. ... more...

  • Fork Handlesby Ronnie Barker

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.27

    With a foreword by Ronnie Corbett. Loved by millions and collected here for the first time is the very best of Ronnie Barker's classic sketches, monologues, songs and, of course, the brilliant two-handers that he wrote for The Two Ronnies. Celebrating his genius for comic wordplay, this wonderful collection includes 'Pismonouncers Unanimous',... more...