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    The Comedy News For 01/21/17

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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.Groucho Marx was born Julius Henry Marx on October 2nd, 1890 in the Yorkville neighborhood of the Upper East Side. Today Groucho Marx is best remembered as an American comedian and the famed leader of a team of Marx Brothers, who starred in film, TV, radio, stage and the last years of Vaudeville. Groucho also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show You Bet Your Life. His distinctive image included a heavy greasepaint moustache, enlarged eyebrows and horned rimmed glasses. The trademark look identified and defined the comic actor, who would be voted one of the 62nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly and the #20 Greatest Actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends List by The American Film Institute. His son, Arthur Marx, is a successful writer of biographies and TV scripts, once complained that Groucho was always on.... [Read Entire Bio]

      Posted 01/21/17 by Shayne Michael under comic actor

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