Passing off stand-up comedy as a Broadway show, intentionally or not, does nothing but confuse the terminology of theatrical standards, whatever those might be.
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While no comedians before have matched the level of opposition and intrigue that Colbert and Leno generated more recently, this list of prior entertainers at the press dinner might amaze you.
In the upcoming book "Comedy at the Edge," which chronicles the rise of stand-up in the 1970s, David Brenner tells author Richard Zoglin he once thre...
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