The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 10, No 1 (2022)

Book review: Double, Oliver (2020). Alternative Comedy. 1979 and The Reinvention of British Stand-Up. London and New York: Bloomsbury.

Margherita Dore


Book review


Chovanec, J. & Tsakona, V. (2018). ‘Investigating the dynamics of humour’, in Tsakona, V. & Chovanec, J. (eds.), The Dynamics of Interactional Humor, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 1-26.

Dore, M. (2018). ‘Laughing at you or laughing with you? Humour negotiation and intercultural stand-up comedy’, in Tsakona, V. & Chovanec, J. (eds.) The Dynamics of Interactional Humor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 105-126.

Lockyer, S. & Mayers, L. (2011). ‘“It’s about expecting the unexpected”: Live stand-up comedy from the audiences’ perspective’. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 8 (2), pp. 165-188.

Mintz, L. E. (1985). ‘Stand-up comedy as social and cultural mediation’. American Quarterly, 37 (1), pp. 71-80. doi:10.2307/2712763.

Pate, G. (2014). Whose jokes is it anyway? Originality and theft in the world of stand-up comedy. Theatre Journal 66 (1), pp. 55-71.

Quirk, S. (2015). Why Stand-Up Comedy Matters. How Comedians Manipulate and Influence. London and New York: Bloomsbury.

Rutter, J. (2000). ‘The stand-up introduction sequence: Comparing comedy compères. Journal of Pragmatics 32 (4), pp. 463-483. doi: 10.1016/S0378-2166(99)00059-4.