The league of extraordinarily funny women : 50 trailblazers of comedy
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Bentley, Anne, illustrator.
Published
Philadelphia : Running Press, 2019.
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Central Library - Nonfiction - 2nd Floor
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First edition.
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224 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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English

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A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever. Step aside, Seinfeld. It's time for the brave, hilarious women of comedy to finally get the recognition they deserve. The people who say women aren't funny are actually saying something else: that humor in the hands of women is radical and scary. Nevertheless, women have persisted for generations now, deploying their wit in game-changing ways. The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women is a beautifully illustrated book that showcases fifty women -- past and present -- who use humor to deliver cutting social commentary, tangle with sensitive subjects, challenge traditional ideas about femininity, and, above all, do anything but sit still and stay quiet when laughs are on the line. The result is a sisterhood of empowering and often under-recognized figures who have gone on to become standups, writers, and actresses, including Mae West, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Amy Sedaris, Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneres, Mindy Kaling, Jessica Williams, and many more.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Moeschen, S., & Bentley, A. (2019). The league of extraordinarily funny women: 50 trailblazers of comedy (First edition.). Running Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moeschen, Sheila and Anne, Bentley. 2019. The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy. Philadelphia: Running Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moeschen, Sheila and Anne, Bentley. The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy Philadelphia: Running Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Moeschen, Sheila,, and Anne Bentley. The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy First edition., Running Press, 2019.

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