I'm dying up here: [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era]

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Tantor Audio ,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
Description
I'm Dying Up Here chronicles the collective coming of age of the standup comedians who defined American humor during the past three decades. Born early in the Baby Boom, they grew up watching The Tonight Show, went to school during Vietnam and Watergate, migrated en masse to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and created an artistic community unlike any before or since. They were arguably the funniest people of their generation, living in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams, and laughter. For one brief shining moment, standup comics were as revered as rock stars. It was Comedy Camelot but, of course, it couldn't last. In the late 1970s, William Knoedelseder was a cub reporter assigned to cover the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He wrote the first major newspaper profiles of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, and others. He got to know many of them well. And so he covered the scene too when the comedians-who were not paid for performing at the career-making-or-breaking venue called the Comedy Store-tried to change an exploitative system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community.Now Knoedelseder has gone back to interview the major participants to tell the whole story of that golden age and of the strike that ended it. Full of revealing portraits of many of the best-known comedic talents of our age, I'm Dying Up Here is also a poignant tale of the price of success and the terrible cost of failure-professional and moral.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781400121847
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d57a4afd-2044-8d92-a1c2-8e24ca983be8
Grouping Title i m dying up here heartbreak and high times in stand up comedys golden era
Grouping Author knoedelseder william
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-12 01:49:22AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-16 02:39:11AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dufris, William.
author Knoedelseder, William, 1947-
author2-role Dufris, William., hoopla digital.
author_display Knoedelseder, William
display_description I'm Dying Up Here chronicles the collective coming of age of the standup comedians who defined American humor during the past three decades. Born early in the Baby Boom, they grew up watching The Tonight Show, went to school during Vietnam and Watergate, migrated en masse to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and created an artistic community unlike any before or since. They were arguably the funniest people of their generation, living in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams, and laughter. For one brief shining moment, standup comics were as revered as rock stars. It was Comedy Camelot but, of course, it couldn't last. In the late 1970s, William Knoedelseder was a cub reporter assigned to cover the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He wrote the first major newspaper profiles of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, and others. He got to know many of them well. And so he covered the scene too when the comedians-who were not paid for performing at the career-making-or-breaking venue called the Comedy Store-tried to change an exploitative system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community.Now Knoedelseder has gone back to interview the major participants to tell the whole story of that golden age and of the strike that ended it. Full of revealing portraits of many of the best-known comedic talents of our age, I'm Dying Up Here is also a poignant tale of the price of success and the terrible cost of failure-professional and moral.
format_catalog eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id d57a4afd-2044-8d92-a1c2-8e24ca983be8
isbn 9781400121847
item_details hoopla:MWT10756495||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756495||Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-11-16T09:39:11.676Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Unknown
literary_form_full Unknown
primary_isbn 9781400121847
publishDate 2009
record_details hoopla:MWT10756495|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2009.|1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT10756495 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Stand-up comedy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
title_display I'm dying up here :
title_full I'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era] [electronic resource] / William Knoedelseder
title_short I'm dying up here :
title_sub [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era]
topic_facet History, Stand-up comedy