By Andrew Horton,Joanna E. Rapf
- A wide-ranging number of 24 essays exploring movie comedy from the silent period to the present
- International in scope, the gathering embraces not only American cinema, together with local American and African American, but in addition comedian motion pictures from Europe, the center East, and Korea
- Essays discover sub-genres, performers, and cultural views similar to gender, politics, and historical past as well as person works
- Engages with varied strands of comedy together with slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic
- Features unique entries from a various workforce of multidisciplinary overseas contributors
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