The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 10, No 4 (2022)

Book review: Chattoo, Caty Borum & Feldman, Lauren (2020). A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice. Oakland, California: University of California Press.

Massih Zekavat


Book review


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