How did TV go from Lucille Ball not being allowed to say "pregnant" to the no-holds-barred hilarity of "Sex and the City"? Here is an unblinking look at the coming-of-age of American television comedy that traces how standards for what could be shown on TV changed from the mid-sixties to today, revealing a medium that has matured at a dramatic rate. This book presents a comprehensive and entertaining examination of how television comedy evolved as broadcasting standards changed from the mid 1960s to today. It also contains firsthand accounts from the industry "front line" through interviews with producers and writers of landmark TV shows.
It covers over 50 landmark past and current shows, offering something for everyone, including: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "All in the Family", "M*A*S*H", "Mary Tyler Moore", "Soap", "Monty Python's Flying Circus", "Saturday Night Live", "The Simpson's", "Newhart", "Roseanne", "Ellen", "Seinfeld", "Married with Children", "The Cosby Show", "Friends", "Frasier", "Sex and the City", "The Larry Sanders Show", "South Park", and, "Curb Your Enthusiasm". It also contains a genealogy chart that shows the maturation of TV comedy from the 1950s to today. It is aimed at a broad audience of fans of television comedy and pop culture enthusiasts. The author receives constant media exposure through his internationally syndicated cartoon drawing "Chelsea Boys".
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Author Biography - Allan Neuwirth
ALLAN NEUWIRTH is a producer, director, and comedy writer of TV shows, comic books, animation, and music videos. In addition to his award-winning work for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Fox Family, he has written comedy screenplays, stand-up material for performers like Regis Philbin, scripts for cartoon TV series like Courage the Cowardly Dog, and more. His syndicated comic strip, Chelsea Boys, appears biweekly in dozens of publications across the US, Canada, and the UK. The author of Makin' Toons (Allworth Press).