1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $6.95

Buy for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Have a paper or exam on the history of African American comedy?

This set of short essays on the funniest African Americans in the business answers your simple questions for all age groups! Perfect for kids, teens, college students, or just inspiration. Don't let history pass without spreading the word!

Just Stand Up: A Tribute to Black Comedians is a look back at the funny black men and women who started it all and their struggles before stardom and fame. A lesson that need to be taught!

After the days of Blackface and Yo-Mama, African Americans made way behind the scenes of clubs, venues, and halls in Detroit, Chicago, New York and many of other urban cities nationwide; making each other laugh and sometimes doing so by coercion and unfavorable work conditions.

What you'll uncover in this set of biographies which you won't find elsewhere:

  • The early history of Blackface and the role of comedy prior to Black comedy 
  • The impact of the queen of comedy Jackie "Moms" Mabley
  • The role of juggling films, TV and other forms of entertainment from stand up comedians like Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and others
  • The significance of Robert Townsend and how he paved the path for black comedy today
  • The highlights of struggles for comedians to make money in an entertainment field that was often used to degrade their own people.

So, now you know. Don't pass up on getting this inexpensive comedy history book for you, your son, daughter, and community today by clicking "Buy Now"!

©2017 Eric Reese (P)2020 Eric Reese

What listeners say about Just Stand Up: A Tribute to Black Comedians

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.