Author Michael Jeffries and his book, "Behind the Laughs: Community and Inequality in Comedy"

Credit: Stanford University Press

'Behind The Laughs' Gives Readers Sneak Peek Into Comedy Industry

December 1, 2017

Comedy is funny, but the comedy business is no joke. Author and Wellesley College associate professor Michael Jeffries spent more than a year interviewing comedians, club owners and bookers to pull back the curtain on the comedy industry. The result of his research and interviews is his latest book, “Behind the Laughs: Community and Inequality in Comedy.” It is our December selection for Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.

Guest


WGBH News is supported by:
Back to top