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eBook Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry ePub

by Paul M Levitt

  • ISBN: 0809324539
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Paul M Levitt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (December 30, 2002)
  • Pages: 480
  • ePub book: 1127 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1119 kb
  • Other: lit txt azw lrf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 266

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Fortunately, Ed Lowry was an inveterate collector.

Fortunately, Ed Lowry was an inveterate collector. He kept copious notebooks of jokes and routines that he not only commissioned but also stole from other comics, clipped from newspapers, and copied from now defunct popular magazines of the da. Part one, "Jokes," is organized by subject matter and cataloged by genre, dialects, and wordplay.

The book starts with a fact-filled introduction by Paul M. Levitt outlining the history of vaudeville humor and continues . A collection of stale jokes. Had little to do with Vaudeville, or vaudevillians, or skits. Levitt outlining the history of vaudeville humor and continues with a compendium of Lowry's jokes in categories from A to W. Part two contains his M C material: introductions, skits and routines. An appendex consists of reproduced material from a book by Lowry titled "Ed Lowry Laffter.

Home Browse Books Book details, Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines . Fortunately, Ed Lowry was an inveterate collector. If stealing jokes had been a crime, most vaudevillians would have ended up in jail.

Home Browse Books Book details, Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines,. Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry. By Ed Lowry, Paul M. Levitt. So great was the traffic in stolen jokes that the trade itself became a source of humor.

Ed Lowry, Paul M. Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry contains vaudeville jokes, skits, and routines from the first three decades of the twentieth century originally compiled by comedian Ed Lowry (1896-1983).

Part one, Jokes, is organized by subject matter and cataloged by genre, dialects, and wordplay. Part two, MC Material: Biz, Jokes, Routines, and Skits is germane to the job of master of ceremonies, routines, and skits. It features topics from fractured fairy tales to stuttering. Levitt has also written books and articles on theatre, radio plays for the BBC, trade books on medicine, tales for children, and a novel, Chin Music.

Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry contains vaudeville jokes, skits, and routines from the first three decades of the twentieth century originally compiled by comedian Ed Lowry (1896-1983).

Fortunately Ed Lowry was an inveterate collector. Introduction by. Paul M. Place of Publication. He kept copious tebooks of jokes and routines that he t only commissioned but also stole from other comics, clipped from newspapers, and copied from w defunct popular magazines of the day. Product Identifiers. Levitt is a professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches modern drama and theatre history. Levitt has also written books and articles on theatre, radio plays for the BBC, trade books on medicine, tales for children and a novel, Chin Music. (more). No current Talk conversations about this book.

Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry contains vaudeville jokes, skits, and routines from the first three decades of the twentieth century originally compiled by comedian Ed Lowry (1896–1983). Although occasionally found in bits and pieces in anthologies and in some period dramatic comedies, vaudeville humor has never before been available in one collection—performers rarely if ever kept a record of their jokes and routines. Fortunately, Ed Lowry was an inveterate collector. He kept copious notebooks of jokes and routines that he not only commissioned but also stole from other comics, clipped from newspapers, and copied from now defunct popular magazines of the day.

 

Editor Paul M. Levitt has reorganized the material into categories that preserve some of the flavor of Lowry’s scrapbooks yet provide for finer distinctions. Part one, “Jokes,” is organized by subject matter and cataloged by genre, dialects, and wordplay. From “Accidents” to “Work,” this exhaustive catalog of humor features over one thousand jokes with topics that range from city slickers and country hicks through midgets and old maids to Swedes and tattoos. Part two, “MC Material: Biz, Jokes, Routines, and Skits” is germane to the job of master of ceremonies, routines, and skits. It features topics from fractured fairy tales to stuttering. Part three, an appendix, “Ed Lowry Laffter,” reproduces a privately published collection that is now a rare collector’s item.

 

“Although some of the jokes can undoubtedly be found in other places,” explains Levitt in his introduction, “I know of no source as rich as this one for the twenties and thirties, a period so abundant in humor that for years afterward it fueled radio, cinema, and television.”

 

Comments

Hugighma Hugighma
An excellent reference of collected material from Ed Lowry (1896-1983) for anyone who stands before an audience. The book starts with a fact-filled introduction by Paul M. Levitt outlining the history of vaudeville humor and continues with a compendium of Lowry's jokes in categories from A to W. Part two contains his M C material: introductions, skits and routines. An appendex consists of reproduced material from a book by Lowry titled "Ed Lowry Laffter." Much of the material is dated so a glossary of personalities is included so we don't have to Google their names.The end of the book is a comprehensive index to all the material covered.
Flarik Flarik
The jokes in here are dated and politically incorrect, however the jokes are timeless. Because I read older authors, I read quite a few books where there is an obvious prejudice about different cultures. Regardless of the culture being pointed at, the creative ways in which these writers point the OMG finger is quite telling of the pointer and their culture. This is a collection of an old vaudeville commedian's material for his acts, which comprises jokes and material from time immemorial. A valuable collection of funny.
Trash Trash
SOME INTERESTING STUFF -THANKS
Golkis Golkis
Some of the jokes are corny, but historically, this book is a find read for anyone interested in early Vaudeville entertainment. Recommended.
Gunos Gunos
A collection of stale jokes. Had little to do with Vaudeville, or vaudevillians, or skits. Not worth buying if you are interested in the whole concept of vaudeville.