Homey Don't Play That!

The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution
Product Number: EB00711205
Released: Feb 06, 2018
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781501143366
Publisher: Atria / 37 Ink
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Discover the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color. Few television shows revolutionized comedy as profoundly or have had such an enormous and continued impact on our culture as In Living Color. Inspired by Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, and Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans created a television series unlike any that had come before it. Along the way, he introduced the world to Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Rosie Perez, and Jennifer Lopez, not to mention his own brothers Damon, Marlon, and Shawn Wayans. In Living Color shaped American culture in ways both seen and unseen, and was part of a sea change that moved black comedy and hip-hop culture from the shadows into the spotlight. Now, Homey Don't Play That reveals the complete, captivating story of how In Living Color overcame enormous odds to become a major, zeitgeist-seizing hit. Through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, producers, and network executives, this insightful and entertaining chronicle follows the show's ups and downs, friendships and feuds, tragedies and triumphs, sketches and scandals, the famous and the infamous, unveiling a vital piece of history in the evolution of comedy, television, and black culture.

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Author(s): David Peisner
Original Publish Date: Feb 06, 2018

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Author(s): David Peisner
Narrator(s): JD Jackson
Product Number DD38658
Released: Jun 26, 2018
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977311559
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Author(s): David Peisner
Narrator(s): JD Jackson
Product Number Z100138490
Released: Jun 26, 2018
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977391551

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