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The Resource Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics, by Linda Mizejewski

Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics, by Linda Mizejewski

Label
Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics
Title
Pretty/funny
Title remainder
women comedians and body politics
Statement of responsibility
by Linda Mizejewski
Title variation
Pretty funny
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either "pretty" or "funny." Attractive actresses with good comic timing, such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts, have always gotten plum roles as the heroines of romantic comedies and television sitcoms. But fewer women who write and perform their own comedy have become stars, and, most often, they've been successful because they were willing to be funny-looking, from Fanny Brice and Phyllis Diller to Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. In this pretty-versus-funny history, women writer-comedians--no matter what they look like--have ended up on the other side of "pretty," enabling them to make it to the top and butt of the joke, the ideal that is exposed as funny
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mizejewski, Linda
Dewey number
792.702/8092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1590.W64
LC item number
M59 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women comedians
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Feminism
  • Racism
Label
Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics, by Linda Mizejewski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Pretty/funny women and comedy's body politics: -- Funniness, prettiness, and feminism -- Kathy Griffin and the comedy of The D list -- Feminism, postfeminism, Liz Lemonism: picturing Tina fey -- Sarah Silverman: bedwetting, body comedy, and "a mouth full of blood laughs" -- Margaret Cho is beautiful: a comedy of manifesto -- "White people are looking at you!" Wanda Sykes's black looks -- Ellen DeGeneres: pretty funny butch as girl next door
Control code
856861152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780292756915
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856861152
Label
Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics, by Linda Mizejewski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Pretty/funny women and comedy's body politics: -- Funniness, prettiness, and feminism -- Kathy Griffin and the comedy of The D list -- Feminism, postfeminism, Liz Lemonism: picturing Tina fey -- Sarah Silverman: bedwetting, body comedy, and "a mouth full of blood laughs" -- Margaret Cho is beautiful: a comedy of manifesto -- "White people are looking at you!" Wanda Sykes's black looks -- Ellen DeGeneres: pretty funny butch as girl next door
Control code
856861152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780292756915
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856861152

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