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    subjects. Conversely, because of this, South Park has been a theme of disagreements as well. The TV show has been critiqued and shrouded in controversy since its was aired on comedy central. Not one person is safe from South Park’s unforgiving gags. The show has made fun of everybody, even went as extreme as pranking the enthusiasts and audiences of the show. Practically every group of people or a well-known individual has been made fun of. South Park has also touched on very delicate subjects. However,…

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    “Like court jesters of old, [Jon] Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert – politically marginalized with their “’fake news’” formats – criticize the ruling administration in a manner that is humorous and therefore non-threatening while also insightful and brutally honest” (Julia Fox, 2011). For years, Stewart and Colbert have used their “fake news” programs on Comedy Central to shed light on important political issues and governmental missteps to viewers who shy away from traditional journalism sources.…

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    Jon Stewart is a comedian who worked on The Daily Show, which recently ended, and others. In the Daily Show, a lot of work, research, and other things had to be done before the show aired each night. That required a whole team to help with the many tasks. Jon Stewart appears to be a nice and humorous person on the television, but he is not the same towards his writers and other staff. He has a low temper, and sometimes takes it out on them. “A staffer recalls the time when Stewart’s temper got…

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    The criticism of Daily Show regarding Criminal justice reform Humans’ minds are the most precious gifts god has given to us. However, sometimes our minds could be manipulated without being known by ourselves. As people know more and more about how our brains and psycho-activities are functioning, the ways to mislead people’s thoughts are being mastered by more and more people, especially politicians. Under this circumstance, it seems that people need a role of some outside instructions to…

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    Political Satire

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    Daniel O’Brien is the head writer and creative director of video for cracked.com. He wrote an article on his website (leading up to his book “How to Fight Presidents”) and found out the hard way that you should not google the weaknesses of a living president without expecting a visit from secret service agents who are immune to the charms of comedians. O’Brien has been with the website Cracked since 2007 or as he claims “before they were cool” (O’Brien). Comedians who read O’Brien’s article…

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    Daily Show

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    caption “We used to laugh at comedians and listen to politicians, now we laugh at politicians and listen to comedians”. From a PR standpoint, it is important to see where the public puts their trust in news reporting, and it seems that these comedy news shows, such as The Daily Show or Last Week Tonight, are becoming a reliable source for young viewers to get their news. The Practice of Public Relations text states “The first decade of the 21st century saw a dramatic increase in the number of…

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    Greek In Drama

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    Also comedy have a several types Farce, Romantic Comedy, Satirical Comedy, Sentimental comedy, Black comedy, Comedy of humours and Comedy of manners. The Farce is a form of low comedy, whose intention is to provoke simple mirth in the form of roars of laughter (and not smiles); it uses exaggerated physical action, character and absurd situation, with improbable events, a complex plot, with events rapidly succeeding one another, pushing character and dialogue into the background. The origins of…

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    Comedy is seen and enjoyed by many all around the world, claiming its place as a staple of human culture. Comedy has but one rule: it must be funny. Other than this, humorists can take any and all liberties to fundamentally change the affect of their art; resulting in a wide array of comedic styles. The “comedy” umbrella somehow shelters the slapstick fun of Laurel and Hardy, the deadpan observations of Steven Wright and the surrealism of Monty Python. These comedians, along with all of their…

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    Comedy, like every good theatrical performance, needs to engage the audience by evoking emotions based on what is shown on stage. However, a comical play calls for laughter, which tends to disengage audience’s attention from the play’s context. This self-contradictory nature of comedy seems to work against the aim of theater. This makes comedy a difficult theatrical art to work with because since it should find the right balance in its nature. Woodruff points out that “the paradox of comedy is…

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    The Merchant Of Venice

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    Shakespeare is one of the most brilliant writers to ever grace the earth, he inspired others to be great and gave us amazing plays as a result of his brilliance. However, Shakespeare did not always make art that was appreciated by all or understood by all. The Merchant of Venice is a prime example of this controversy, because of some of the interesting messages the play conveys, and the age old battle of whether or not it is a comedy or tragedy. There needs to be a clear understanding of the…

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