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The origin of the term ‘stand-up comedy’

Double, Oliver (2017) The origin of the term ‘stand-up comedy’. Comedy Studies, 8 (1). 1 -4. ISSN 2040-610X. (doi:10.1080/2040610X.2017.1279912) (KAR id:60313)

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Abstract

The Oxford English Dictionary gives the earliest usage of the term

longer. This short article searches newspapers and trade

uses of the related terms ‘stand-up comedy’, ‘stand-up comedian’

and ‘stand-up comic’ in a search for their origin.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/2040610X.2017.1279912
Uncontrolled keywords: Stand-up comedy; stand-up comic; stand-up comedian; word origins
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Oliver Double
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60313 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Double, Oliver: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2398-6661
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