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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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There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls