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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010, 08:06:56 pm »
Oh, hell yes.  I don't think I ever saw this.

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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010, 08:26:04 pm »
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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2010, 11:04:23 am »
Oh yes, this is a good one.

Cain, you can be proud of it, this is one of those essays whose lessons I still remember quite often.
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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2010, 04:30:07 pm »
Cain, permission to repost @ 23ae?

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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2010, 08:26:53 pm »
Printed.

This was an awesome read, and really useful.  Good bump!
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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2010, 06:34:56 am »
This is excellent.

Quote from: Cain
Stand-up in particular is more a funny man doing material than a man doing funny material.  To a degree, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  The man who is delivering the material is funny, therefore his material must be funny too.  This identity/rhetorical sleight of hand is not always true, but it is worth remembering and considering.  Delivery is key, and cannot be understated.

I work with the developmentally disabled. There are a couple of characters who like to trash talk, but they don't make any sense. Nevertheless, their delivery carries such defiant gusto that the other clients invariably burst out laughing.

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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2010, 06:41:07 pm »
Yeah, just imagine any performer taking Emo Phillips' material and trying to treat it like comedy.  It would suck.

Emo makes it comedy by being Emo.

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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2010, 12:10:40 pm »
Even the most Despotic of Medieval Kings understood this, and had their Court Jester. His job was to remind the King that nothing, and no-one was too grand, or sacred to have the piss ripped out of them now and again. 
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Re: Humour is a weapon - so you better learn how to use it
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2010, 07:59:23 pm »
I think more likely it gets old having your ass kissed by everyone.