COMEDY THEORY

Angry Gets Me Comedy!

April 3, 2009

Comedy makes me happy.  But anger is what gives me comedy.  So much of the humor we see on a daily basis is angry.  It’s aggressive.  It’s so often about getting a laugh at the expense of some one, some thing or yourself.  (cough) Richard Lewis (cough). Some might say it’s about tearing down others […]

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How To Put On A Kick Ass Comedy Show

March 27, 2009

A few weeks back comedian Matt Ruby had a great post on his blog Sandpaper Suit about all the things necessary to put on a quality comedy show.  We loved it and invited him on to talk about the do’s and don’t of producing a comedy show.  We discuss the importance of sound, lights, hosting […]

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A Million Jokes, Only Eight Categories

March 24, 2009

On March 20th, British newspaper Telegraph reported that evolutionary theorist Alastair Clarke has identified eight categories into which every joke ever told can fit, regardless of place or time. Positive Repetition: We are, after all, two wild and crazy guys. Scale: Wait a second…all those clowns can’t fit into that car! Qualification: This apparently has […]

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Crass Comedy (very nsfw)

March 20, 2009

Penis.  Fart.  Vagina.  Did you giggle?  Yes you did because those words are funny.  They are crass and silly and they hit you in your inner 13 year old every time.  No one is immune to it.  There is just something about crass comedy that we gets us all.  But can someone just say “poop” […]

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Why Does Oscar Hate Comedy?

February 27, 2009

It has been proven time and time again. The Academy HATES comedy. Why?

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Getting Angry At The Audience – Why Does It Happen?

February 24, 2009

Sometimes shows go bad.  Really bad.  Bad where the comedian questions why they ever got into comedy in the first place. When that happens it’s not uncommon to see a comedian turn on the audience.  Blame them for not laughing.  Question why they aren’t laughing.  That’s when the uncomfortable sets it.  The comic feels hated.  […]

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Comedy Relationships

February 19, 2009

The price of any product eventually comes down to supply and demand.  This is also true for comedy.  A large supply of comedians is constantly fighting to fill the very limited demand for comics to perform.  Therefor comedians usually earn very little money and to have to fight tooth and nail for any job they […]

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