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“When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong”: Vulnerability and Satiric Misfires

Danielle Fuentes Morgan

in Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043390
eISBN:
9780252052279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043390.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines stand-up comedy and comedians to address the issues that arise when satire misses its intended mark through moments of misrecognition, misrepresentation, or misreading. The ... More


Direct from a Never Scared Bicentennial Nigger: Comic Rage in the Work of Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, and Chris Rock

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/9780813054360.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the work of Richard Pryor and his comic successors, who build on his work while taking it in dynamic and unprecedented directions. In particular, this chapter focuses its ... More


Sacred

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines a category, “that which is set apart,” which has been crucial for the Durkheimian tradition in the study of religion. Separated from the ordinary, the everyday, or the profane, ... More


Stand-up Comedy: From Context to Character

Ted Nannicelli

in Artistic Creation and Ethical Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507247
eISBN:
9780197507278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507247.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the ethics of stand-up comedy with a particular focus on the warrant of ethical criticism of this art form. The chapter argues for the need to understand stand-up comedy as a ... More


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