Comedy at the Edge How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America Review “Zoglin is a clear and informative writer. Comedy at the Edgeis genial and good fun.” ?New York Times“Evocative…first-rate.” ?Wall Street Journal“An intimate glimpse through the keyhole of a rebel subculture birthed on the smoke-filled stages of New Yorks Improv and Catch a Rising Star that found its way into the heart of mainstream America.” ?Los Angeles Times“Sharp perceptive history…Especially fascinating are tales about the inner politics of comedy clubs and the struggles of female comedians.” ?Christian Science Monitor“Wise concise effortlessly erudite.” ?Boston Globe“Mesmerizing. Incisive and often thrilling. Zoglin conducted meticulous and thorough research and manages to uncover new insights. A fun read.” ?New York Post“A very desirable addition for the pop-culture shelves.” ?Booklist“Mirthful material worthy of applause…Zoglin on standup is standout.” ?Publishers Weekly p Read more About the Author Richard Zoglin is a senior editor and writer at Time also serving as the
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Breaks down stand up comedy from Lenny Bruce forward. I found it interesting and entertaining. I enjoyed reading about t
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both a very interesting history of the continuum of comedians and a sequences of interesting individual stories.
Smart insightful look at pioneering stand-up comics of the 1970s
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...and Beyond the Edge into a Great Ride over Time
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