We Killed

We Killed

The Rise of Women in American Comedy

Book - 2012
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"Kohen assembles more than 150 interviews from America's most prominent comediennes (and the writers, producers, nightclub owners, and colleagues who revolved around them) to piece together the revolution that happened to (and by) women in American comedy"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374287238
0374287236
Branch Call Number: 792.76 KOH 2012
Characteristics: xxviii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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LaughingOne Mar 06, 2013

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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goodasgoldy
Jan 20, 2013

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

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