What Are You Laughing At?

What Are You Laughing At?

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If you're looking for a book that will teach you how to write comedy, we suggest you keep moving. You still have time to pick up a copy of Writing Big Yucks for Big Bucks before the store closes. However, if you want to understand the bigger picture -- what is comedy, why do we respond to it the way we do -- then you've come to the right place. What Are You Laughing At? presents an entirely new approach to comedy theory. It challenges long-held beliefs and shows how the three main theories of comedy (incongruity, superiority, and relief) are not in conflict; but rather, work as parts of a larger model. There are many examples pulled from the author's own experiences, writing for shows such as Cheers, Frasier, and Modern Family. By the end, you'll have an understanding of just what happens when man meets comedy. It will change the way you hear laughter.Hereads eachone as he passes: a€œDoctor Earlich, ear doctor... Doctor ... Anyone besides the kid inthe back? ... concept is basic enough) by asking the receiver to complete a simple if/then: a€œIf quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?a€ ... In the following diagram, the oneline joke has been broken up into its component parts.

Title:What Are You Laughing At?
Author: Dan O'Shannon
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2012-07-05

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