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The Joke

The Joke

by: Sam Marks

by: Sam Marks

Overview

It's 1965 and two comedians, "Steady Eddie" & "Doug the Mug," knock 'em dead every night in the Catskills. Punchlines and cheap shots fly - on stage and off - as Doug and Ed battle for the spotlight over a decade, pushing each other to the cusp of a new direction of stand-up comedy. With their personal and professional lives uncovered at center stage, Eddie and Doug must find a way to laugh it off while staying at the top of their game. Sam Marks' The Joke takes a look at the friendship and the rivalry between two comic partners during the golden years of the Borscht Belt.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1970s, 1960s
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Sam Marks

Sam Marks' play, The Delling Shore, had its world premiere at the 2013 Humana Festival, directed by Meredith McDonough. Other productions include: The Old Masters at Steppenwolf's First Look Repertory directed by Daniel Aukin, ...

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