Last man standing : Mort Sahl and the birth of modern comedy / James Curtis
- Curtis, James, 1953-
- Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 
- Physical Description:
- x, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration ; 25 cm
- Part one. The next president of the United States -- I'm not geared to total acceptance -- I knew we were in trouble -- I discovered I had to talk -- Are there any groups we haven't offended? -- You can't do better than capacity -- A pretty good exercise -- My life has no dissolves -- I'm still in business -- The meaning of the word loyalty -- Part two. Anyway, onward -- The nation's conscience -- A vast spirit of pessimism -- Uncontaminated by reason -- I have met my dream girl -- Why am I the only one? -- The loyal opposition -- Who the enemy is -- More comedians, less humor.
- Discusses the American comic's 1950s groundbreaking form of comedy based on current news and politics, the influence he had on successive generations of comedians, and his criticism of the Warren Commission report which nearly ended his career. --
- 9781496809285 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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