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Title: Alternative comedy and the politics of live performance.
Author: Craig, Catriona Marie Sinclair.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3394 5690
Awarding Body: Royal Holloway, University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 2001
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The term Alternative Comedy refers to a circuit of comedy clubs that emerged in London in 1979 and grew in popularity throughout the Eighties. The stand-up comedy performances presented in the clubs were notable for their attempts to avoid sexist and racist humour, and their willingness to engage with social and political issues from a young, left-wing perspective. The thesis seeks to account for Alternative Comedy's success and assess the cultural and political intervention it made.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Stand-up comedy; Audience; Performers