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Author Double, Oliver.

Title Stand up! : on being a comedian / Oliver Double.

Published London : Methuen, 1997.

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 UniM Southbank  792.23 Dou    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 262 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Methuendrama
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-262).
Summary Stand-Up! is the first book to both analyse the background of stand-up and take us inside the world of being a solo comedian. Oliver Double writes a lively history of the traditions of British stand-up comedy - from its roots in music hall and variety to today's club and alternative comedy scene - and also a serious exploration of what it is like to be a comedian on-stage in front of a sometimes adoring and sometimes hostile audience. He looks critically at the work of such stand-up stars as Frankie Howard, Les Dawson, Billy Connolly, Victoria Wood, Ben Elton and Eddie Izzard. And he looks at himself as a performer.
Subject Stand-up comedy -- Great Britain -- History.
Comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 0413703207