We Killed

The Rise of Women in American Comedy
Kohen, Yael (Book - 2012)
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We Killed

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Authors: Kohen, Yael, 1980-
Title: We killed
the rise of women in American comedy
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxviii, 308 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Mothers of invention : headlining
Phyllis Diller, Anne Meara, Barbara Harris, Joan Rivers, Elaine May, Louise Lasser, and more
Lily of the underground. Headlining
Lily Tomlin, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor, and more
Prime time : headlining
Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Marlo Thomas, Bea Arthur, Valerie Harper, and more
In the spot : Carol Burnett
Saturday night live : the boys' club. Headlining
Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, and more
I am woman : headlining
Whoopi Goldberg, Elayne Boosler, Robin Williams, Carol Leifer, Sandra Bernhard, Suzanne Somers, and more
In the spot : Merrill Markoe
The boom years : headlining
Roseanne, Joy Behar, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Rita Rudner, and more
In the spot : Ellen DeGeneres
Janeane Garofalo and friends : headlining
Janeane Garofalo, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Laura Kightlinger, and more
Saturday night live : the girls club : headlining
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and more
Comic rising : headlining
Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Kristen Schaal, Ellie Kemper, Aubrey Plaza, and more
ISBN: 0374287236
Statement of Responsibility: Yael Kohen
Subject Headings: Women comedians United States Interviews Women comedians United States Biography Stand-up comedy United States
Topical Term: Women comedians
Women comedians
Stand-up comedy
LCCN: 2012018565
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Mar 06, 2013
  • LaughingOne rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not what I expected. There is an attempt to write about the various comediennes in somewhat chronological order but, with bits and pieces of interviews with many different people jumbled on the pages, I found it hard to get through. I ended up looking for names I recognized of women whose comedy I enjoyed and just read around those sections, trying to find out more about those individuals. I skimmed most of this book. Might be good for someone who wants to be a comedienne and learn what other comediennes before her had to go through.


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Jan 20, 2013
  • goodasgoldy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fairly good back story about funny ladies if you like comedy especially funny women.


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