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One Day University (NEW) presents: Women in Comedy: A Subversive History

  • Categories: Center for Senior Enrichment

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Stand-up comedy has been a celebrated form of American performance since the mid-twentieth century. Superstars like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor loom large in the history of stand-up, and in discussions of its radical potential to speak truth to power. But stand-up’s rich (and colorful) history is often told without some of the major characters: the women comics who have been standing up and cracking wise since before ‘stand-up’ had a name.