The Ethnic Encyclopedia of Laughter
By Frank Holder and Darryl Littleton
A wide-ranging and inclusive comedy encyclopedia
This Day in Comedy is not just an encyclopedia, but a celebration of comedy. In humorous prose the book takes readers through the often-neglected subcultures of comedy in America, acknowledging the inclusiveness of the performers as well as shows and films that made this art form so vital to comics of all backgrounds. It’s artistically criminal that a search for Native American or Asian comedy information yields a virtually blank slate. Look for Middle Eastern comics and you’ll be provided information on the region’s comic book revolution, and search results for Latin comedy are confined to a series of outdated articles.
This encyclopedia will offer rare and in some cases never-before-seen photos and obscure facts, making it an indispensable comedy essential.
Darryl Littleton is a comedian, Emmy nominated writer and former producer of BET’s Comic View. Under his stage persona, D’Militant, he’s appeared on Def Comedy Jam, Loco Comedy Jam, and ABC’s America’s Funniest People where he was the Grand Prize Winner. Darryl has entertained US troops overseas, released two comedy CDs, was an NPR commentator and his first book, Black Comedians on Black Comedy, was adapted for the Showtime documentary, Why We Laugh. He’s a Comedy Hall of Fame curator and following a two-year bout with cancer Darryl was made VP of Talent for Humor Mill-TV.
Frank Holder is the founder and publisher of Humor Mill Magazine, an urban comedy and entertainment digital magazine distributed to more than 1.3 million people and a publication known for introducing emerging comedians to the general public. Since its inception, they have introduced thousands of previously unknown comedians, while sharing in-depth interviews and exclusives for their audience.
496 PAGES, 6 X 9
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PUBLICATION DATE: DECEMBER 2019
RIGHTS: WOR (DEC 2019) TRINEDAY STAR