Talk:Comic timing

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My favourite example of comic timing is Don Hertzfeldt's Rejected.--Sonjaaa 18:29, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)

Added Pregnant pause section[edit]

The "pregnant pause" section has been merged in from another article which now redirects here. Might need to be rewritten or something. --Xyzzyplugh 02:31, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

I believe "pregnant pause" is a good term, but is not different from what is described as "pause" in the introduction. (talk) 08:56, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

People with Asperger's having trouble with this[edit]

Should we add info about anyone with Asperger's Syndrome having trouble with this utter concept? Or should this be added to the Asperger's article? I'd say this needs to be added somewhere, in either article. Thank you. --Let Us Update Special:Ancientpages. 13:59, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd say so. Perhaps in both articles, as long as their are sources i think it's relevant.Sanitycult (talk) 05:51, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


It can be argued, strongly, that all comedians use comic timing. Is it really necessary to highlight six or seven? Mykll42 (talk) 22:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. Every sitcom, comedian and movie relies on comic timing. Specific examples are unnecessary. Also, it seems rather inappropriate to include one dirty joke (Margaret Cho's) on a page where that kind of language really wouldn't be expected. I'm no prude, but I just don't see the point of it. (talk) 00:48, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Remove Farce[edit]

Farce is indeed a kind of comedy, but it is not specifically based on timing any more than other genres. The basis of farce is exaggeration: dialogues and motion happen at excess speed. This is the mechanism that makes it funny, not the timing of it. (talk) 08:56, 26 July 2010 (UTC) (talk) 08:56, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Requested move 22 March 2017[edit]

Comic timingComedic timing – Google search returns ~500k results for "Comic timing" and ~1.7m for "Comedic timing" Shaded0 (talk) 17:50, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Then the dog said to the flea "I've got an itch and you...are the scratch", ba-dum-bum p.s. Support Randy Kryn 23:23, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I'm not replicating those search results. "Comic timing" is far more common on Google Books (18.3k vs. (4.7k) and on Google News (36.7k vs. 14.4k).--Cúchullain t/c 21:20, 27 March 2017 (UTC)