Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy

Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy

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Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy examines the comic tradition of stand-up in and from modern-day Ireland. Using critical analyses of comedians including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Maeve Higgins, Susanne Colleary's engaging new book explores the role of stand-up in contemporary culture and examines the role of the staged comic self in performance. This book is suitable for students and scholars of international performance, and general readers interested in the interplay between comedy and society in contemporary cultural thought.At the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, Cian Oa#39;Connor won an individual show jumping gold medal on the horse ... After a urine sample, A, tested positive for a banned substance in Athens, a second urine sample was stolen in the UK. ... has always denied any wrongdoing, he was a€œbanned for three months for breaching medication regulations... the FEI said it was ... Subsequent tests were carried out and in 1998, a€œswimming worlds governing body banned her from competition for anbsp;...

Title:Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy
Author:Susanne Colleary
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-01-20


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