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Eddie Tafoya

Eddie Tafoya is an author, scholar, and comedian and in May 2022 will be featured in TIME Studios docuseries The Right to Offend, a look at the art and impact of African American comedy directed by Mario Diaz. Tafoya is the author of several books on comedy including the forthcoming volume The Marxist Revolution: How Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Zeppo Changed the Way we Laugh. His other books include The Legacy of the Wisecrack: Stand-up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form, Icons of African American Comedy, and Finding the Buddha, a Dark Story of Friendship, Genius, and Stand-up Comedy. He has also appeared in Shaun Saul’s documentary film Alone up There: A Journey to Understand Stand-up Comedy and the television shows The After-After Party with Steven Michael Quezada and The Duke City Comedy League. He is a professor of English at New Mexico Highlands University. He lives, writes, teaches, and performs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Click on the links below to read chapters from The Marxist Revolution: How Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Zeppo Changed the Way we Laugh.
Breaching the Inner Sanctum
The Zeppo Problem