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By Rebecca Krefting

ISBN-10: 1421414295

ISBN-13: 9781421414294

ISBN-10: 1421414309

ISBN-13: 9781421414300

In this exam of stand-up comedy, Rebecca Krefting establishes a brand new style of comedic creation, "charged humor," and charts its pathways from construction to intake. a few jokes are tears within the textile of our beliefs—they problem myths approximately how reasonable and democratic our society is and the behaviors and practices we enact to keep up these fictions. Jokes loaded with vitriol and brought with verve, charged humor compels audiences to motion, artfully summoning political critique.

Since the institutionalization of stand-up comedy as a different cultural shape, stand-up comics have leveraged charged humor to bare social, political, and financial stratifications. All Joking Aside bargains a historical past of charged comedy from the mid-twentieth century to the early aughts, highlighting dozens of gifted comics from Dick Gregory and Robin Tyler to Micia Mosely and Hari Kondabolu.

The approval for charged humor has waxed and waned over the last sixty years. certainly, the heritage of charged humor is a story of intrigue and subversion that includes dive bars, public remonstrations, fickle audiences, motion picture stars became politicians, air carriers, emergent applied sciences, neoliberal mind-sets, and a cavalcade of comedian misfits with an ax to grind. alongside the best way, Krefting explores the fault traces within the glossy economic system of humor, why males are gave the impression to be funnier than ladies, the confusing approval for modern day minstrelsy, and how identities are packaged and bought within the marketplace.

Appealing to somebody drawn to the politics of humor and producing implications for the examine of any type of well known leisure, this heritage displays on why we make the alternatives we do and the collective energy of our consumptive practices. Readers may be thrilled through the vast array of comedian expertise spotlighted during this e-book, and for these drawn to comedy with substance, it is going to provide another punchline.

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