I'm Dying Up Here

Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era
Product Number: EB00705943
Released: Jun 16, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781568588186
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Description

In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from all across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams and laughter, they created an artistic community unlike any before or since. It was Comedy Camelot-but it couldn't last. William Knoedelseder, then a cub reporter covering the scene for the Los Angeles Times, was there when the comedians-who were not paid for performing-tried to change the system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. In I'm Dying Up Here he tells the whole story of that golden age, of the strike that ended it, and of how those days still resonate in the lives of those who were there.

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Genre: Humor
Original Publish Date: May 23, 2017

All formats/editions

CD
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Narrator(s): William Dufris
Product Number DD20450
Released: Sep 07, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400101849
eAudio
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Narrator(s): William Dufris
Product Number Z100090014
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400121847

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