There's No Free Laugh (anymore): the Emergence of Intellectual Property Norms and the Transformation of Stand-up Comedy

@inproceedings{SprigmanTheresNF,
  title={There's No Free Laugh (anymore): the Emergence of Intellectual Property Norms and the Transformation of Stand-up Comedy},
  author={Christopher Sprigman}
}
of the Smithsonian Institution for their assistance with archival materials. A special thanks to Brady Cox for his fine research assistance, especially regarding historical materials. Finally, we extend our deepest thanks to all the comedians who took the time to talk with us and to educate us about stand-up comedy. Our promise of anonymity means we cannot thank them by name, but this paper would not have been possible without their help.