Laughing in the Dark by Laurie Stone
A Decade of Subversive Comedy

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A collection of essays, reviews and interviews from the Village Voice explores the idea of what makes us laugh and think, discussing the work of Richard Pryor, Dennis Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Bogosian, Rosie O'Donnell, Tracy Ullman, and many other artists who have shaped American comedy."

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Published August 1, 1997 by The Ecco Press. 299 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Elsewhere, Stone is careless and even cruel, as in her comparison of a comedian to the ``surface flash and pointlessness of minimalist fiction''--tell that to Gass or Sorentino--or her statement regarding Spalding Gray's eye disease that ``in this age of AIDS and cancer, the threat of blindness t...

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Stand-up comedy rarely attracts thoughtful criticism, so Stone's ""Laughing in the Dark"" Village Voice column has been a beacon since 1987.

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