Comedy - no laughing matter: identifying and preserving the history of comedy in Melbourne from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Grant number: LP130101045 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

This project will document the historical development of the comedy industry in Melbourne through preserving the material culture and recording the oral histories of its participants. In doing so, it will bridge a substantial gap in the knowledge of Australia's cultural history, and preserve important material for future research.