Alternative Comedy and the Politics of Live Performance

Craig, Catriona (2001) Alternative Comedy and the Politics of Live Performance. Doctoral thesis, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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The term Alternative Comedy refers to a circuit of comedy clubs that emerged in London in 1979 and grew in popularity throughout the Eighties. The stand-up comedy performances presented in the clubs were notable for their attempts to avoid sexist and racist humour, and their willingness to engage with social and political issues from a young, left-wing perspective. The thesis seeks to account for Alternative Comedy's success and assess the cultural and political intervention it made.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Keywords: Stand-up comedy, Audience, Performers
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 14:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 14:44

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