Talk:Comedy

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Forms or Styles of Delivery[edit]

The article should not list the styles of contemporary delivery, such as the "deadpan duck" approach, which Steven Locky is known for. There QUACKLY!!!!!!! are many different styles, maybe even just MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sarcasm, which could also be away from this list.

External links[edit]

Does anybody else have a problem with the external links for this article? The comedy archive is okay, but the wikicomedy page has almost no content, the British Theatrical Schlockomedy seems to be just some theater company (I am unaware if this company has any particular importance), wikihumor is just a list of about 200 random jokes, and the origin of comedy article is four paragraphs long. I am going to see if I can come up with some better pages to link to and I might delete the others unless someone else has a reason to keep them.


Health Benefits of Laughter[edit]

"Laughter is said to be the cure to being sick, Studies show, that people who laugh more often, get sick less."

Is this a joke?

Can we have this written in proper English (if it has to remain), with a bit of a discussion, rather than this remedial effort?

I don't believe for a minute the contributor has read the second of their "references", neither of which seem relevant to the point being made.

I imagine that people see a row of footnote links and think "job done"; do they?!

How about something more along the lines of:

"Studies show that laughter can yield some health benefits; for example, blood flow has been shown to be increased, and consequently reducing the risk of heart problems."

(Obviously, you can expand that with as much detail as you like, but at least it's saying something remotely credible).

A couple of easy to find references:

...On second thoughts, why is this even in the article at all?! This is surely not relevant?


WorldCat Genres[edit]

Hello, I'm working with OCLC, and we are algorithmically generating data about different Genres, like notable Authors, Book, Movies, Subjects, Characters and Places. We have determined that this Wikipedia page has a close affintity to our detected Genere of comedies. It might be useful to look at [1] for more information. Thanks. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:06, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

PJHC Spin Off[edit]

Hello, I'm a student at Rice University in the Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities program. I think it might be useful to create a separate page about Women in Comedy, as the numbers and significance have been recently on the rise. Looking for any good sources or feedback! Thanks. Akweaver32 (talk) 02:06, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

I've written a couple preliminary paragraphs in my sandbox. Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think! Akweaver32 (talk) 17:43, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Annotated Bibliography - these are a couple of the sources that I'm considering using

[1] Explored the alternative contributions of British women to writing, agains the push to be taken 'seriously.'

[2] Covers the last six decades of female comedian in the United States, including how they fought their way into a male-dominated field.

[3] What is African-American female comedy and how did it form? Explores how this genre is simultaneously hidden and exposed.

[4] Explores how the different trends of female speech (conservatism etc) carry into Latin comedy.

[5] Biography of four figures via interview about their personal and professional lives.

[6] Uses Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin to describe how broadly satire can affect politics.

[7] Focuses on the work of Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen in their quest to point on prejudices again women using satire, burlesque, and parody.

[8] Analysis of the process by which Tina Fey became so successful in comedy and how the media portrayed her success.

[9] Documentary about female experience in comedy with numerous clips and interviews.

[10] Study on how male and female audiences view majority female casts of comedic work, why such casts are seen as for women only.

[11] Uses two women with very different career paths to describe how feminist studies and comedy can be married together.

[12] How a woman's ability to identify with what she sees on the television screen affects their assessment of realism of that world.

[13] Exploration of the similar skills and crossover between feminism and political satire.

Akweaver32 (talk) 16:47, 11 February 2017 (UTC)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

  1. ^ Blanch, Sophie. "Women and Comedy." In The History of British Women’s Writing, 1920–1945, pp. 112-128. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2013.
  2. ^ Kohen, Yael. We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy. Macmillan, 2012.
  3. ^ Allen, Carol. "" Shaking That Thing" and All Its Wonders: African American Female Comedy." Studies in American Humor 12 (2005): 97-120.
  4. ^ Adams, James N. "Female speech in Latin comedy." Antichthon 18 (1984): 43-77.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Susan. Queens of comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the new generation of funny women. Vol. 2. Psychology Press, 1997.
  6. ^ Flowers, Arhlene A., and Cory L. Young. "Parodying Palin: How Tina Fey’s visual and verbal impersonations revived a comedy show and impacted the 2008 election." Journal of Visual Literacy 29, no. 1 (2010): 47-67.
  7. ^ Bilger, Audrey. Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen. Wayne State University Press, 2002.
  8. ^ Lauzen, Martha. "The Funny Business of Being Tina Fey: Constructing a (Feminist) Comedy Icon." Feminist Media Studies 14, no. 1 (2014): 106-117.
  9. ^ Women in Comedy – Documentary - http://www.makers.com/documentary/womenincomedy
  10. ^ Bore, Inger-Lise Kalviknes. "(Un) funny women: TV comedy audiences and the gendering of humour." European journal of cultural studies 13, no. 2 (2010): 139-154.
  11. ^ Fraiberg, Allison. "Between the laughter: Bridging feminist studies through women’s stand-up comedy." Look who’s laughing: Gender and comedy (1994): 315-334.
  12. ^ Press, Andrea L. Women watching television: Gender, class, and generation in the American television experience. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.
  13. ^ Ward, Emily. "Feminism and Political Satire: Excavation through Humor." (2016).