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The Resource I'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era], William Knoedelseder, (sound recording)

I'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era], William Knoedelseder, (sound recording)

Label
I'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era]
Title
I'm dying up here
Title remainder
[heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era]
Statement of responsibility
William Knoedelseder
Title variation
I am dying up here
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams and laughter, they created an artistic community unlike any before or since. It was Comedy Camelot--but it couldn't last. William Knoedelseder was then a cub reporter covering the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He was there when the comedians--not paid by the clubs where they performed--tried to change the system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. Here he tells the story of that golden age, of the strike that ended it, and of how those days still resonate in the lives of those who were there.--From publisher description
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CXP
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1947-
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Knoedelseder, William
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not applicable
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other
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PerformerNote
Read by William Dufris
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Dufris, William
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Stand-up comedy
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Label
I'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era], William Knoedelseder, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
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  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from container
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unknown
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unknown
Contents
Prologue: A true comic -- Blood brothers -- The hippest room -- Mitzi's store -- Tom, Dave, and George -- All about Budd -- Six minutes, twenty-two laughs -- The boys' club -- Guns, drugs, and Westwood -- Comedy university -- Richard's baroness, Steve's movie -- The funniest year ever -- Roommates -- The New Year's resolution --- Drugs and theft -- Order, please -- Diary of a young comic -- The gauntlet -- Comedians for compensation -- Choosing up sides -- Fire! -- The vote -- All on the line -- Dave's big night --The union forever? -- Jay's big flop -- "My name is Steve Lubetkin" -- A standing ovation -- Epilogue: the prisoner of memory
Control code
ocn435838746
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400101849
Isbn Type
(disc surface)
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
I'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era], William Knoedelseder, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Prologue: A true comic -- Blood brothers -- The hippest room -- Mitzi's store -- Tom, Dave, and George -- All about Budd -- Six minutes, twenty-two laughs -- The boys' club -- Guns, drugs, and Westwood -- Comedy university -- Richard's baroness, Steve's movie -- The funniest year ever -- Roommates -- The New Year's resolution --- Drugs and theft -- Order, please -- Diary of a young comic -- The gauntlet -- Comedians for compensation -- Choosing up sides -- Fire! -- The vote -- All on the line -- Dave's big night --The union forever? -- Jay's big flop -- "My name is Steve Lubetkin" -- A standing ovation -- Epilogue: the prisoner of memory
Control code
ocn435838746
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400101849
Isbn Type
(disc surface)
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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