The Resource The Improv : an oral history of the comedy club that revolutionized stand-up, (eaudio)

The Improv : an oral history of the comedy club that revolutionized stand-up, (eaudio)

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The Improv : an oral history of the comedy club that revolutionized stand-up
Title
The Improv
Title remainder
an oral history of the comedy club that revolutionized stand-up
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1963, thirty-year-old Friedman-who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer-opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal? Simply to make a living, and if all went according to plan, to also make enough professional contacts to be able to mount his first Broadway show within a year's time. Later shortened to the Improv, its first West 44th Street location in a seedy section of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen had previously been a Vietnamese restaurant. Initially attracting the likes of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Albert Finney, Christopher Plummer, and Jason Robards, as well as a couple of then-unknowns named Dustin Hoffman and Bette Midler, Friedman's new venture was an instant hit. But while it drew near capacity crowds almost from day one, it wasn't until comedians began dropping by to try out new material that the Improv truly hit its stride, not only becoming the first venue ever to present live stand-up in a continuous format, but in the process reinventing the art form and creating the template for all other comedy clubs that followed
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1932-
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Friedman, Budd
Dewey number
792.7/6097471
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not applicable
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not applicable
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other
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Read by Johnny Heller
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  • Whetsell, Tripp
  • hoopla digital
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  • (Organization : New York, N.Y.)
  • Friedman, Budd
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Theatrical producers
  • Businessmen
  • Comedians
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adult
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The Improv : an oral history of the comedy club that revolutionized stand-up, (eaudio)
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 57 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781541494657
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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MWT11969298
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11969298
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MWT11969298
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Label
The Improv : an oral history of the comedy club that revolutionized stand-up, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 57 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541494657
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11969298
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11969298
System control number
MWT11969298
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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