We Flipped for Him

Tucker, Ken
December 1998
Entertainment Weekly;12/11/98, Issue 462, p57
Provides information on Flip Wilson, the first black stand-up comic to host his own variety show `The Flip Wilson Show' on NBC. Other major black comedians during Wilson's era; Significance of Wilson to the black community.


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