The Resource I'm dying up here : heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era, William Knoedelseder

I'm dying up here : heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era, William Knoedelseder

Label
I'm dying up here : heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era
Title
I'm dying up here
Title remainder
heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era
Statement of responsibility
William Knoedelseder
Title variation
  • I am dying up here
  • Heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 was then a cub reporter covering the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He was there when the comedians--not paid by the clubs where they performed--tried to change the system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. Here he tells the 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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knoedelseder, William
Dewey number
792.7/60973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1969.C65
LC item number
K56 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stand-up comedy
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Stand-up comedy
  • United States
Label
I'm dying up here : heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era, William Knoedelseder
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A true comic -- Blood brothers -- The hippest room -- Mitzi's store -- Tom, Dave, and George -- All about Budd -- Six minutes, twenty-two laughs -- The boys' club -- Guns, drugs, and Westwood -- Comedy university -- Richard's baroness, Steve's movie -- The funniest year ever -- Roommates -- The New Year's resolution --- Drugs and theft -- Order, please -- Diary of a young comic -- The gauntlet -- Comedians for compensation -- Choosing up sides -- Fire! -- The vote -- All on the line -- Dave's big night --The union forever? -- Jay's big flop -- "My name is Steve Lubetkin" -- A standing ovation -- Epilogue: the prisoner of memory
Control code
ocn436280408
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 280 pages, [12] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781586488963
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6319C53C-F598-403F-9811-81F846A6BD01
System control number
(OCoLC)436280408
Label
I'm dying up here : heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era, William Knoedelseder
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A true comic -- Blood brothers -- The hippest room -- Mitzi's store -- Tom, Dave, and George -- All about Budd -- Six minutes, twenty-two laughs -- The boys' club -- Guns, drugs, and Westwood -- Comedy university -- Richard's baroness, Steve's movie -- The funniest year ever -- Roommates -- The New Year's resolution --- Drugs and theft -- Order, please -- Diary of a young comic -- The gauntlet -- Comedians for compensation -- Choosing up sides -- Fire! -- The vote -- All on the line -- Dave's big night --The union forever? -- Jay's big flop -- "My name is Steve Lubetkin" -- A standing ovation -- Epilogue: the prisoner of memory
Control code
ocn436280408
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 280 pages, [12] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781586488963
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6319C53C-F598-403F-9811-81F846A6BD01
System control number
(OCoLC)436280408

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