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Punching Up in Stand-Up Comedy : Speaking Truth to Power, Paperback / softback Book

Punching Up in Stand-Up Comedy : Speaking Truth to Power Paperback / softback

Edited by Rashi (University of Delhi, India) Bhargava, Richa (University of Delhi, India) Chilana

Paperback / softback


1. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars from across the world who have raised pertinent issues regarding the role of stand-up comedy in contemporary times especially with increased presence of OTT platforms and internet penetration that allows for easy access to this art form. 2. It looks at the theoretical understanding of the different aspects of the humour, aesthetics and politics of stand up comedy, as well as case studies of various forms of stand up comedy such as Finnish, Persian, Indonesian, Indian, etc. 3. It will be of interest to departments of media, popular culture, digital culture, sociology, digital sociology/anthropology, and English literature across the US and UK.

IT will also appeal to proplr interested in performance and performance studies as it looks at the genre of stand-up comedy in the global context with chapters on Finnish, Australian, Persian and Indian stand-up comedy, to name a few.



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