Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 343 pages
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Darryl Littleton presents a comprehensive and entertaining look at the global phenomenon that is 'black comedy'. The text thoroughly traces the history and evolution of the genre, and puts the fascinating story of black comedy into the words of those who know it best - the comedians.
 

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In the introduction, comedian Dick Gregory describes this book as a "history in progress of the contribution of black comedians." Littleton, also a comedian (he performs under the name D'Militante ... Read full review

Contents

Take My Overseer Please
2
Is This Absolutely Necessary?
12
Blackface on Black Face Crime
18
Two Coons Were Better Than One
28
If Its a Clark Gable Movie Ill Do It
38
Sure Sounds Black to Me
50
You Call That Reception?
54
Ill Make My Own Damn Image
66
The Heir to the Throne
152
Down Home Blues
166
The AfricanAmericans Are Coming The AfricanAmericans Are Coming
186
Lend a Def Ear
194
A Different Shade of Black
224
And the Nights Got Darker
236
Mo Money Mo Money Mo Money
254
When We Were Kings and Queens
274

Pass the Corn Liquor Im a Vegetarian on the Chitlin Circuit
74
How Low Can I Go
82
Git In Where You Fit In
92
So This Is What They Mean by Colored TV
112
The True King of Comedy
124
Jerry Lewis Never Heard a Sister
290
From Hambones to Hummers
298
SOURCES
325
INDEX
327
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