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Taboo Comedy : Television and Controversial Humour (Hardcover)

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The essays in this collection explore taboo and controversial humour in traditional scripted (sitcoms and other comedy series, animated series) and non-scripted forms (stand-up comedy, factual and reality shows, and advertising) both on cable and network television.  Whilst the focus is predominantly on the US and UK, the contributors also address more general and global issues and different contexts of reception, in an attempt to look at this kind of comedy from different perspectives. Over the last few decades, taboo comedy has become a staple of television programming, thus raising issues concerning its functions and appropriateness, and making it an extremely relevant subject for those interested in how both humour and television work.
Genre: Performing Arts
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Comedy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2016
TCIN: 51833834
UPC: 9781137593375
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-9462
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