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Introduction: A Joke to the Eye

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter establishes the definition of comic rage and traces the history of humor and militancy in African American literature and history. It distinguishes between comic rage and satire, ... More


Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Terrence T. Tucker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock explores the simultaneous expression of militancy and humor in African American literature that came to fruition in the post–World War II ... More


Blackness We Can Believe In: Authentic Blackness and the Evolution of Aaron McGruder’s <i>The Boondocks</i>

Terrence T. Tucker

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores Aaron McGruder’s use of “comic rage” – comedy fuelled by anger and resentment – as a driving principle behind the satire of his hit comic and animated television series The ... More


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