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    The Comedy News For 04/24/17

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      New Ranking: Twelve Types Of Joke Structure

      This essay discusses twelve types of joke structures. These structures are common patterns that I've noticed among popular jokes. In each case I included examples and how to best utilize each type of structure while avoiding its pitfalls. In case you're wondering, this list doesn't mean there aren't a hundred other ways to construct a joke. These are simply twelve of the most common. They include: Redefinition & Retitling Definition Through Obvious Exclusion Statistical Analysis Inappropriate Suggestions For Personal Safety Not Using Euphemisms Where Appropriate Bringing Euphemisms Home Underplaying Damages With Understatements Overplaying Damages To Get Your Way Analyzing Errors In Sentence Structure Inappropriate Personal Settings Logical Mismatch Asking The Obvious Questions It's not important that... [Read Entire Article]

      Posted July 0, 2003 by Shayne Michael under Writing

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      Comedian Headshot.Don Knotts was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21st, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Knotts was best known as an American comic actor who portrayed all sorts of nervous characters including his defining role of the bumbling deputy Barney Fife on the 1960s hit television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. It was a role that also garnered Knotts five Emmy Awards. Knotts was also known for his role as the awkward landlord Ralph Furley on the television sitcom Three’s Company in the 1980s replacing the Ropers in the middle of the series. In all, Knotts made 41 films and elevated the role of the inept, nervous character to an art form. "Don was an actor who played comedy as opposed to a comedian who does stand-up," said Knotts' longtime manager Sherwin Bash to the Washington Post shortly after his death. "He was one of a kind." His father’s family had been in the United States sinc... [Read Entire Bio]

      Posted 04/24/17 by Shayne Michael under comic actor

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