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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
Women comedians and body politics
Creator
Author
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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Griffin, Kathy
  • Fey, Tina
  • Cho, Margaret
  • Silverman, Sarah
  • Sykes, Wanda
  • DeGeneres, Ellen
  • Women comedians
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Feminism
  • Racism
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Racism
  • Women comedians
  • United States
Label
Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics, by Linda Mizejewski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn856861152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9781477307601
Lccn
2013030223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023414019
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856861152
Label
Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics, by Linda Mizejewski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn856861152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9781477307601
Lccn
2013030223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023414019
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856861152

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