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Because I Tell a Joke or Two: Comedy, Politics and Social Difference Hardcover – Mar 19 1998


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'This is a refreshingly intelligent and engaging book, offering a wide range of critical, sociological and theoretical approaches to recent trends in television comedy. Wragg's collection is at once very contemporary in its feel and aware of current comedy's cultural heritage; so Seinfeld, is considered alongside I Love Lucy, M*A*S*H and Cheers.' - Sight&Sound

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Stephen Wagg is Senior Lecturer at Roehampton Institute, London. His previous books include Come on Down? and The Social Faces of Humour. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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