1. Nervous Laughter: American Humor Studies in Dispiriting Times
  2. Lawrence Howe
  3. pp. 1-9
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  1. Don’t Make Me Laugh!: Morality, Ethics, and the Laugh Track
  2. Kenneth L. Brewer
  3. pp. 10-36
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  1. “For all their story sound, from a place as deep”: The Influence of Kurt Vonnegut’s Humor on Anne Sexton’s Transformations
  2. Amy Carpenter
  3. pp. 37-57
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  1. Nothing Funny About Cancer: Laughing with Arthur Schopenhauer in Thom Jones’s “I Want to Live”
  2. Joseph Wagner
  3. pp. 58-74
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  1. Domestic Failure, Comic Pleasure: Phyllis Diller and the Feminist Potential of Failure, 1955–1969
  2. Kathryn Kein
  3. pp. 75-96
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  1. Joking Asides: The Theory, Analysis, and Aesthetics of Humor by Elliott Oring (review)
  2. Michael Dalebout
  3. pp. 97-100
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  1. Precious Perversions: Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary Canon by Tison Pugh (review)
  2. Phillip Gordon
  3. pp. 107-109
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  1. Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction by Lee Konstantinou (review)
  2. Miriam Chirico
  3. pp. 110-113
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  1. Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop by William Solomon (review)
  2. David Gillota
  3. pp. 114-116
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  1. Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood by Miriam J. Petty (review)
  2. Ida Yalzadeh
  3. pp. 117-120
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  1. Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence by Lee Siegel (review)
  2. Rob King
  3. pp. 121-123
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  1. Reconstructing Strangelove: Inside Stanley Kubrick’s “Nightmare Comedy.” by Mick Broderick (review)
  2. Calista McRae
  3. pp. 123-126
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  1. Humor and Satire on Contemporary Television: Animation and the American Joke by Silas Kaine Ezell (review)
  2. Peter C. Kunze
  3. pp. 127-129
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  1. God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert by Terry Lindvall (review)
  2. Winifred Morgan
  3. pp. 129-132
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