Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians

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Our nation's finest comedians, contrarians, and comic subversives come together to discuss the nature of humor, its relevance to society, and how simply speaking the truth as one sees it can give life meaning We are living in a new golden age of satire. In a nation divided, polarized, and cynical of "official" news and information, it's no surprise that more young people get their news today from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert than from 60 Minutes and CNN—the people who speak the most openly and fearlessly are our satirists. Politics and culture are analyzed, criticized, scandalized, and energized by comedians with no agenda other than to create the laughter and shock that comes from recognition and truth. --From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : It Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061859342
Branch Call Number: 792.7028 PROVENZA
Characteristics: xxi, 345 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dion, Dan


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