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Improvising Humor: The Comedy of Mark Twain, Richard Pryor, and Jazz

Robert O'Meally

Published: 2008-08-25

Dr. O'Meally discusses the connections between jazz and humor through an examination of figures such as Mark Twain, Richard Pryor, and Louis Armstrong.Dr. O'Meally discusses the connections between jazz and humor through an examination of figures such as Mark Twain, Richard Pryor, and Louis Armstrong.

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...the innovative working models of improvisation developed by creative practitioners have helped to promote a dynamic exchange of cultural forms, and to encourage new, socially responsive forms of community building across national, cultural, and artistic boundaries.

– Ajay Heble