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Jamel Comedy Club: stand-up comedy à la française?

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter will begin by arguing that the Jamel Comedy Club has played a significant role in boosting the visibility of up-and-coming young comedians from France’s banlieues (run-down suburbs) ... More


Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-up Comedy

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.04
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks beyond the contexts of hair-care practice among African American women to consider narrative performances about hair in black comedy clubs. Black stand-up comedy is an especially ... More


Stand-Up Comedy and a Folkloristic Approach

Ian Brodie

in A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how stand-up comedy has gradually been recognized by the academy. Scholars have characterized it as a roughly homogeneous entity, an area of human activity that could be ... More


Who Is This Stand-Up Comedian?: The Performance of Self

Ian Brodie

in A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how the stand-up comedian makes claims to further complement social identities that locate her or him in relation to the audience beyond that single pairing of “stand-up ... More


Stand-Up Comedy Broadcasts

Ian Brodie

in A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how wide-scale network broadcasting has permanently altered the form of stand-up comedy: it had become the predominant medium for stand-up comedy in its early days and ... More


A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Ian Brodie

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, engaging the discipline's central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up comedy is a ... More


“A Tennessean in an Unlikely Package”: The Stand-Up Comedy of Henry Cho

Jasmine Kar Tang

in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at the comedy and figure of Southern and Asian American entertainer Henry Cho. Cho's representation of his racial subjectivity reveals how he carefully manages others' expectations ... More


Comedy and Critique: Stand-Up Comedy and the Professional Ethos of Laughter

Daniel R. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200157
eISBN:
9781529200195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200157.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Comedy & Critique is a sociological inquiry which seeks to engage with the art-world of the stand-up comedian as well as providing an interpretation of comedic works. It demonstrates a correspondence ... More


Introduction

Daniel R. Smith

in Comedy and Critique: Stand-Up Comedy and the Professional Ethos of Laughter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200157
eISBN:
9781529200195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200157.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides critical context to the relationship between comedy and sociology. First, the chapter explores Peter Berger’s Redeeming Laughter (2014). In particular the chapter examines ... More


Dick Gregory, Moms Mabley, and Redd Foxx: Bridging the Gap between Comedy, Rage, and Race

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/9780813054360.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter links the development of comic rage in African American literature to similar and perpendicular changes in stand-up comedy. While Dick Gregory embodies the convergence of the civil ... More


Funny Jihad: Muslim Comedy Takes Flight

Mucahit Bilici

in Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226049564
eISBN:
9780226922874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the emergence of Muslim comedy after 9/11. By examining the rise of comedy troupes such as Allah Made Me Funny and Axis of Evil, it links Muslim comedy to Islamophobia and the ... More


Islam and humour: more than just a debate about cartoons

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter will build on Chapter Three’s focus on comedians whose material that draws on their ethnic or racial origins by focusing on French comedians who draw on their Muslim roots when ... More


Conclusions

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

After exploring the general impact of the 2015 terrorist attacks on French humour and humorists, this conclusion will focus on the perennial question of ‘peut-on rire de tout?’ (can one laugh about ... More


Where Is the Stand-Up Comedian?: Stand-Up on Stage

Ian Brodie

in A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about how stand-up comedy requires the presence of someone at the comedian's performance to react and move the performance along. Taking the “unmediated performance” as a starting ... More


What Is the Stand-Up Comedian?: Intimate Other

Ian Brodie

in A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter delves into what the comedian says is a detached observer. In this manner, the stand-up comedian is seen as “outside” enough that what he or she has to say is interesting, as opposed to ... More


Introduction: Humour: a serious issue in contemporary France

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introduction will briefly discuss the ways in which the January 2015 attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo provoked debates about humour and freedom of expression, as well as the limits of ... More


Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Jonathan Ervine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This timely study sheds new light on debates about humour and multiculturalism in France, and is the first monograph about multiculturalism and humour in France to be published in either English or ... More


Comedy Vigilantes

Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman

in The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195399783
eISBN:
9780190258467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195399783.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter looks at how creativity and copying work in the world of stand-up comedy. The world of comedy provides important insights into how some creative communities develop social norms to ... More


Dieudonné: from anti-racist activism to allegations of anti-Semitism

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter will show that career trajectory of Dieudonné raises many important questions about the limits of freedom expression and the extent to which it is possible to police offensive humour. ... More


Comic Timing: ‘ The secret of great comedy is—wait for it—timing ’

Malcolm Andrews

in Dickensian Laughter: Essays on Dickens and Humour

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199651597
eISBN:
9780191757075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the mystery of comic timing as practised by stand-up comedians and asks whether and how a comic novelist can be said to demonstrate this technique. Dickens was an ... More


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