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Tickets to His Head: Larry Gelbart (1928-) as Writer and Adaptor.

@inproceedings{Malarcher1997TicketsTH,
  title={Tickets to His Head: Larry Gelbart (1928-) as Writer and Adaptor.},
  author={Malarcher and Jules Adolphe},
  year={1997}
}
Larry Gelbart (1928-) has dominated the field of comedy writing in the latter half of the twentieth century the way George S. Kaufman (1889-1961) dominated the first half. Comedy, according to Gelbart, is a “tic—a way of making myself comfortable. I can’t imagine not having comedy to lean on. I tend to write things with a circus-like atmosphere. In my mind, there’s a circus—three rings—all the time.” The three comedy rings in his head may be classified according to the areas where his unique… 

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