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Author Macks, Jon

Title Monologue : what makes America laugh before bed / Jon Macks.

Publication Info. New York : Blue Rider Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.456 MACK    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.456 MAC    DUE 07-31-15 Billed
Description 226 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late-night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the eleven p.m. to two a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. More than six popular late-night shows air every night of the week, and with recent major shake-ups in the industry, late-night television has never been more relevant to our public consciousness than it is today. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue--what's funny, what's dangerous, what's untouchable--to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late night jokes, and drawing from more than half a million of his own jokes written over the span of twenty years."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Macks, Jon
Television talk shows -- United States
Television comedy writers -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780399171666 (hardback)
0399171665 (hardback)

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