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Chronicling The Evolution Of Black Comedy

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Chronicling The Evolution Of Black Comedy

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Chronicling The Evolution Of Black Comedy

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Throughout history, African Americans have used humor as an escape and a way to express the black experience in America.

This January, the Sundance Film Festival screened a documentary, which explores the evolution of black comedy. The film, Why We Laugh, traces the genre's roots from the early days of Mantan Moreland to the modern comedic stylings of Chris Rock.

Darryl Littleton wrote the book, Black Comedians on Black Comedy. The documentary, Why We Laugh is based on that book.

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Black Comedians on Black Comedy

How African-americans Taught Us to Laugh

by Darryl J. Littleton and Dick Gregory

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Black Comedians on Black Comedy
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How African-americans Taught Us to Laugh
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