Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century

Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century

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There was a time when rural comedians drew most of their humor from tales of farmers' daughters, hogs, hens, and hill country high jinks. Lum and Abner and Ma and Pa Kettle might not have toured happily under the "Redneck" marquee, but they were its precursors.

In Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century, author Tim Hollis traces the evolution of this classic American form of humor in the mass media, beginning with the golden age of radio,… (more)

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Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (May 22, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 8.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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