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    The Comedy News For 02/23/17

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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.William Billy Connolly was born on November 24th, 1942 in Scotland. He is comedian, actor and a musician who began his career as a folk singer. Connolly is sometimes known by the nickname The Big Yin, which was given to Connolly's during his teenage years to differentiate between himself and his dad. Connolly’s observational comedy is often idiosyncratic and off-the-cuff. He has outraged audiences with his free use of the word fuck. For Connolly, no subject is taboo. He has discussed masturbation, blasphemy, defecation, flatulence, hemorrhoids, and his father's fatal illness to entertain his crowds. One of Connolly's most famous comedy routines is The Crucifixion, in which he likened Christ's Last Supper to a drunken night out in Glasgow. Many radio stations outright banned the recording at the time of its 1973 release. Connolly does not tell jokes in the conventional way. As a re... [Read Entire Bio]

      Posted 02/23/17 by Shayne Michael under comic actor

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