Richard Zoglin

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Richard Zoglin
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Born (1948-08-08) August 8, 1948 (age 72)
OccupationJournalist, author
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Notable awardsSamuel Johnson Prize
SpouseCharla Krupp (1992-2012; her death)

Richard Zoglin (born August 8, 1948) is an American journalist and author.

He has covered entertainment for Time[1] for over 20 years, and is now a senior editor there. He is the author of Hope: Entertainer of the Century, a 2014 biography of comedian Bob Hope.

In 2008, he published Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America, describing Lenny Bruce and the influence of the generation of stand-ups[2] who followed him and elaborated on his style.


Zoglin obtained his degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he later received his master's degree in journalism.[3]


Zoglin was married to his wife Charla Krupp on 1 August 1992 in East Hampton, Illinois. Charla Zoglin is an entertainment editor for Glamour. Zoglin's father was the head of Zoglin Brothers Builders in Kansas City.[3] She died from breast cancer on January 23, 2012.


  • Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America. Bloomsbury USA. 3 February 2009. ISBN 978-1-58234-625-0.
  • Hope: Entertainer of the Century. Simon & Schuster. 4 November 2014. ISBN 978-1-4391-4858-7.
  • Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show[4]


  1. ^ Naremore, James (2008). More than night: film noir in its contexts. University of California Press. pp. 163–. ISBN 978-0-520-25402-2. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. ^ Smith, Jacob (2011-02-07). Spoken Word: Postwar American Phonograph Cultures. University of California Press. pp. 155–. ISBN 978-0-520-26704-6. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Weddings; Charla Krupp and Richard Zoglin". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Elvis in Vegas". July 23, 2019 – via