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Maurice Charney (editor). Comedy: A Geographic and Historical Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2005. 663pp.

Will Kaufman. The Comedian as Confidence Man: Studies in Irony Fatigue. Wayne State University Press. 1997. 270pp.

Gerald Nachman. Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s. Back Stage Books. 2004. 659pp.

Mary Unterbrink. Funny Women: American Comediennes, 1860-1985. McFarland. 1987. 267pp.

Stephen Wagg. Because I Tell a Joke Or Two: Comedy, Politics, and Social Difference. Routledge. 1998. 322pp.

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