WHAT ARE YOU LAUGHING AT A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE COMEDIC EVENT

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What Are You Laughing At

Author : Dan O'Shannon
ISBN : 9781441162939
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents a comprehensive guide to all the variables that can come into play when we come into contact with comedy.
Category: Social Science

What Are You Laughing At

Author : Dan O'Shannon
ISBN : 9781441114952
Genre : Social Science
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If you're looking for a book that will teach you how to write comedy,� we suggest you keep moving. You still have time to pick up a copy of Writing Big Yucks for Big Bucks before the store closes. However, if you want to understand the bigger picture -- what is comedy, why do we respond to it the way we do -- then you've come to the right place. What Are You Laughing At? presents an entirely new approach to comedy theory. It challenges long-held beliefs and shows how the three main theories of comedy (incongruity, superiority, and relief) are not in conflict; but rather, work as parts of a larger model. There are many examples pulled from the author's own experiences, writing for shows such as Cheers, Frasier, and Modern Family. By the end, you'll have an understanding of just what happens when man meets comedy. It will change the way you hear laughter.
Category: Social Science

Build To Laugh

Author : Cherie Kerr
ISBN : 096488822X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Category: Performing Arts

A Practical Guide To Racism

Author : C. H. Dalton
ISBN : 9781592404308
Genre : Humor
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A whimsical and irreverent evaluation of the world's diverse populations, written pseudonymously by the fictional son of an elitist family, argues in support of supremacist belief systems while diminishing the sufferings of minority groups. Reprint.
Category: Humor

Mastering Stand Up

Author : Stephen Rosenfield
ISBN : 9781613736951
Genre : Performing Arts
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Stephen Rosenfield, founder and director of the American Comedy Institute, the premier comedy school in the United States, has taught literally dozens of major standup comics in North America, and has also pioneered comedy as an academic discipline in many universities, a trend that is rapidly spreading. Mastering Stand-Up draws on Rosenfield's own extensive experience (and those of countless stars like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Rodney Dangerfield, Louis C.K., Steve Martin, Roseanne, and Johnny Carson) to show the reader—and would-be comic—what works, what doesn't, and why. Forty sharply written chapters cover every conceivable angle of the joke and how to tell it. There are a number of books on comedy and how to do it, but none has the breadth and authority Rosenfield brings to his theme. It's not for nothing that the New York Times has described him as "probably the best-known comedy teacher in the country." Rosenfield's book is sure to become the classic text on its subject. And it should help thousands who long to make others laugh to realize their fondest hopes.
Category: Performing Arts

Fart Sounds

Author : Zuri Irvin
ISBN : 0692765816
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This collection of interviews explores reasons why comedians become comedians and why jokes are funny. It's brought to you by writers, directors, producers and performers of: Bob's Burgers, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Cellar, The Daily Show, Full Frontal, GIRLS, Hollywood Improv, Inside Amy Schumer, IFC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Knitting Factory, The Late Show, The Laugh Factory, Last Comic Standing, Last Week Tonight, Maron, @midnight, MADtv, MTV, The New York Times, Second City, UCB, VICELAND, and more. Featuring: J.R. Havlan, Jena Friedman, Miles Kahn, Josh Gondelman, Jill Twiss, Jennie Sutton, Zack Bornstein, Michael Brumm, Cory Cavin, Hallie Haas, Riley Soloner, Ariana Lenarsky, Ilana Gordon, Julie Marchiano, Morgan Evans, Caitlin Kunkel, Matt Fernandez, Michael Wolf, Cheyenne Grogan, Mary Houlihan, Julia Prescott, Jak Knight, Mike Benner, Yassir Lester, Amanda Rosenberg, Chelsea Davison, Mike Glazer, Jon Savitt, Alison Leiby, Brendan McLaughlin, Kenny Ducey, Reginal Thomas, Anne Victoria Clark, Allie Goertz, Mike Lawrence, Shane Mauss, Alison Zeidman, Janine Brito, Dan Wilbur, Will Miles, Kenny DeForest, Joe List, April Brucker, Rich Carucci, Stephen Spinola, Cyrus McQueen, Dave Anthony, Ted Alexandro, Chris Millhouse, Jono Zalay, Myq Kaplan, Dani Fernandez, Neel Nanda, Adam Newman, Jesus Trejo, Andrew Schulz, Joel Kim Booster, Adam Cozens, Sarah Tiana, Sam Morril, Josh Sneed, Jeff Dye and Yannis Pappas.
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Humor Theory

Author : Igor Krichtafovitch
ISBN : 1598002228
Genre : Humor
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At last, the resution of eternal puzzle: WHY PEOPLE LAUGH. Igor Krishtafovich discovered a formula of laughter. As it turned out, humor is a weapon. Humor is a bloodless verbal fight aiming to raise your status and strengthen your position. Even a friendly banter is a sort of intellectual clash, a kind of training before serious battles. In fact, we try to figure out who's the boss in the family when we poke fun at our loved ones. "If laughter is akin to aggression, why women have a liking for jesters?" "A sense of humor is a strong male quality. It is a sign of good intellect. Evolution stakes precisely on the intellect since a smart fellow has more chances of survival. That is why a sense of humor can be a much bigger sign of masculinity than the pumped-up muscles."
Category: Humor

Comedy A Very Short Introduction

Author : Matthew Bevis
ISBN : 9780199601714
Genre : Humor
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With a broad scope across the millennia, from high literature to popular culture, between page and stage and screen, this Very Short Introduction considers comedy not only as a literary genre, but also as a broader impulse at work in many other historical and contemporary forms of satire, parody, and play.
Category: Humor

Make Em Laugh

Author : Michael Kantor
ISBN : 9780446555753
Genre : Performing Arts
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From the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting satire of the last century, MAKE 'EM LAUGH illuminates who we are as a nation by exploring what makes us laugh, and why. Authors Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor draw on countless sources to chronicle the past century of American comedy and the geniuses who created and performed it-melding biography, American history, and a lotta laughs into an exuberant, important book. Each of the six chapters focuses a different style or archetype of comedy, from the slapstick pratfalls of Buster Keaton and Lucille Ball through the wiseguy put-downs of Groucho Marx and Larry David, to the incendiary bombshells of Mae West and Richard Pryor . And at every turn the significance of these comedians-smashing social boundaries, challenging the definition of good taste, speaking the truth to the powerful-is vividly tangible. MAKE 'EM LAUGH is more than a compendium of American comic genius; it is a window onto the way comedy both reflects the world and changes it-one laugh at a time. Starting from the groundbreaking PBS series, the authors have gone deeper into the works and lives of America's great comic artists, with biographical portraits, archival materials, cultural overviews, and rare photos. Brilliantly illustrated, with insights (and jokes) from comedians, writers and producers, along with film, radio, television, and theater historians, MAKE 'EM LAUGH is an indispensible, definitive book about comedy in America.
Category: Performing Arts