King: The Life and Comedy of Graham Kennedy by Graeme Blundell
Graham Kennedy, Australia's King of Comedy, reigned over local television for forty years as talk-show host, game-show presenter, satirist, commentator, and iconoclastic jester. Graeme Blundell has created an engaging portrait written with an incisive insider's eye of this icon. He elegantly traces the career of the star from working-class Melbourne, who took on Australia's television with his style of disrespectful buffoonery, then mysteriously disappeared into the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. "King" is also the story of the comedy that Kennedy borrowed from vaudeville, burlesque, stand-up humour, satire and revue; and looks at the way he drew on humour's traditions and invented new comic genres for television.
Paperback | 496 pages
154 x 235 x 36mm | 770g
01 Nov 2003
Pan Macmillan Australia
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. There is a small white patch where a sticker has been removed on the front cover (does not show properly in photo due to glare). The majority of pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.