Filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks, one of the many American funnymen discussed in Nesteroff’s book. Photo: Reuters

Book review: did you hear the one about the history of American comedy?

Showbiz historian Kliph Nesteroff’s eye for detail turns his chronicle of funny business into a rollicking read

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Filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks, one of the many American funnymen discussed in Nesteroff’s book. Photo: Reuters
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