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Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics

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Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either "pretty" or "funny." Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts have always gotten plum roles as the heroines of romantic comedies and television sitcoms. But fewer women who write and perform their own comedy have become stars, and, most often, they've been successful because they were willing to be funny-looking, from Fanny Brice and Phyllis Diller to Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. In this pretty-versus ...

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Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics
2015, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9781477307601

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Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics
2014, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292756915

Hardcover

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