Nov 24, 2023
Conversation #187, recorded on November 3, 2023. Kliph Nesteroff is one of the industry's most celebrated comedy historians, here to discuss his newest book about cancel culture and so-called comedy censorship entitled OUTRAGEOUS: A HISTORY OF SHOWBIZ AND THE CULTURE WARS. His previous two books include THE COMEDIANS: DRUNKS, THIEVES, SCOUNDRELS AND THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN COMEDY and WE HAD A LITTLE REAL ESTATE PROBLEM: THE UNHERALDED STORY OF NATIVE AMERICANS AND COMEDY. Kliph has also appeared on screen in documentaries like THE HISTORY OF COMEDY, THE STORY OF LATE NIGHT, GEORGE CARLIN'S AMERICAN DREAM, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY and ALBERT BROOKS: DEFENDING MY LIFE. He also hosted his own series FUNNY HOW for Vice. OUTRAGEOUS is available starting November 28th from Abrams Press.
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