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African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today By Mel Watkins,

  • Title: African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today
  • Author: Mel Watkins
  • ISBN: 9781556524301
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as Bert Williams, Butterbeans Susie, Stepin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Redd Foxx, Ishmael Reed, BThis collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as Bert Williams, Butterbeans Susie, Stepin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Redd Foxx, Ishmael Reed, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, and Chris Rock This anthology includes classic stage routines, literary examples, and witty quotations presented in their entirety.
    African American Humor The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today This collection of anecdotes tales jokes toasts rhymes satire riffs poems stand up sketches and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries It includes

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    1. Starting with Uncle Remus and other slave era texts, moving through the Signified Monkey, through the Emancipation and Roaring Twenties, taking the A train into the Harlem Renaissance, and jetting into the Civil Rights movement and the new millenium, Mel Watkins brings it Trickster tales, Moms Mabley, Stepin Fetchit, Ishmael Reed, Redd Foxx, Chris Rock and .

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