The Funny Parts: A History of Film Comedy Routines and Gags by Anthony Balducci

By Anthony Balducci

vintage comedy workouts and person gags were round for lots of hundreds of thousands of years, most likely millions; the easiest of those ribticklers make their merry manner via theater, circus, movie and tv. The problem to comedians has regularly been to evolve customary fabric in a manner that emphasizes their own variety and outlook. the numerous exercises and gags mentioned during this illustrated background are lovingly deconstructed to teach how they've been formed to fit diverse eras and performers.
those attempted and precise laugh-provokers are indestructible. via the entire remakes, revivals, recycles and revamps, they've got survived robustly to the current day. As those undying comedy gemstones are traced to their beginnings and over the years, readers are taken on a mirthful trip from Keystone to Zombieland.

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