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    Wallwork Day

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    Both of them turn bright red, thinking that they were only making fools of themselves in front of me. Out of the two, Katherine turned the brightest shade of red and started yelling “How’s the bean dip? Can someone tell me how the bean dip is?” We aren’t eating any right then but it 's something she only says when she’s embarrassed. Cole laughs at her and asks what we are doing again. At this point all work is forgotten so we said we aren’t doing much. He brings out his laptop and plays a song by the artist Cupcake. It is one of the raunchiest songs in the world and we are all sick of it by the third play. This is when we start watching YouTube over him. I show the group a video from IUP’s Sketch-O-Phrenia, a comedy sketch group for IUP TV. Amanda wouldn’t stop giggling over the sketch titled “Buff Santa” because it is a lot of flexing, saying buff Santa, and fake explosions. She says it’s “stupidly funny.” Then we move on to the next video “IUP Crushes,” that features my boyfriend and Tyler Miller as potential dates, everyone starts rolling on the floor laughing. The Wallwork study group typically spends the whole day together, so around 4:50 we make ramen noodles in Amanda’s dorm room down the hall and take them back to the lobby to eat. Our things are still all over the place and we didn’t want anyone to take them. “You know this is probably why everything smells weird,” I say as we sit down. They agree with me but point out that it’s a different scent to add to the…

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    Bob Holmy Research Paper

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    Mortimer, popularly known by his stage name Bob Mortimer. He is widely known for his stand-up comedy in his native land England and as well as internationally. The 57 year old comedian started his first comedy programme along with his long time business partner, comedian Vic Reeves in 1986. Mortimer’s comedy combines surreal, visually and verbally inventive material with traditional comedy including various acts such as violence, cartoonish slapsticks and often improvised banters and…

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    She’s learning how to put expression into her art and make it her own. The image in her mind is changing, becoming something more realistic. The first time she feels good about a tree she draws is when she says, “I sketch a cubist tree with hundreds of skinny rectangles for branches. They look like lockers, boxes, glass shards, lips with triangle brown leaves” (119). This is the moment when Melinda specifically makes references to her own life. The lockers represent the school and the glass…

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    Stemming from a progressive household, Hari Kondabolu’s humor is a reflection of how he was raised. Kondabolu is a comedian who uses his voice to discuss social issues regarding race, sexuality, identity, and civil rights. Under the guise of comedy, Kondabolu is able to raise awareness and share his stance on the subjects, while maintaining real humor that people can laugh along and relate to. Kondabolu cites his identity as the catalyst for the beginning of his career, as the lack of Asian…

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    separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.”-Erma Bombeck. Inside every art form, there’s artists that display the true essence of their particular craft much differently than the others. Within Comedy, you have different types of comedians with the same goal in mind in which is to make every one laugh. Improvisational comedy is the hardest to do because unlike prop and solo comedians, improvisational comedians has no time to rehearse or to test out a joke to see if it’s…

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    others, but it is a fun and lighthearted way to bring awareness. Satire isn’t an unfamiliar subject to most performers and comedians. Comedian Dave Chappelle used satire, that usually dealt with racial identity and politics in America in most of his comedy bits in his comedy hit, The Chappelle Show. The use of satire in Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketches draws attention to politics through the eyes of a black man in America. Dave Chappelle is able to use his platform to spread his experiences…

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    Last Nananable Day Satire

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    Amy Schumer is one of the newest popular female comedians of today’s time. On her award-winning show, Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central her television show contains sketches where she challenges various issues through comedy. Gender is one of the main issues she challenges on her show. In the sketch, Last Fuckable Day Amy finds her idols: Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the woods, and decides to join them for their celebration. Amy discovers that the women are…

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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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    Moliére Essay

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    double crosses, domestic betrayals-the usual comic imbroglios). If not all, then most of these qualities are found in Molière’s works, only to prove the significance of his twelve year apprenticeship. Early examples of farce can be found in the comedies of Aristophanes, Plautus, and Terence. During the fifteenth century, farce became its own genre, originating in France, with such plays as La farce de Maitre Pierre Pathelin dating all the way back to 1470 (www.bartleby.com). Instances of…

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    I bought to the table a comedy that plays with the traditional aspects of theater including breaking the fourth wall by audience participation. Another participant brought a comedy about the educational relationship between teachers and students, which would be relatable to the audience. The third person brought a radical and unbelievable comedy about buying a car and it all going wrong. None of these ideas resonated with us and we decided to start from scratch with a new idea. This is one of…

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