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    The Comedy News For 10/20/17

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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.Laraine Newman was born on March 2nd, 1952, in Los Angeles, CA. While her sister, Tracy, would become a producer and a writer, Laraine would follow down a much different path. Today, Newman is best known an American comedienne and actress. While, she has had supporting roles in a number of top comedies including Cars, Ice Age, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc and the 2008 Pixar blockbuster Wall-E, she was also a mime artist who studied under Marcel Marceau who utilized her artistic training to become one of the forgotten cast members of SNLís inaugural year. Raised in the Los Angeles area, Newman studied mime in Paris with Marceau in the early 1970s. As a teen, she attended Beverly Hills High School. In 1972, she began her comedy career as a founding member of The Groundlings Improv Theatre. It was there that she was spotted by actress Lily Tomlin while performing and hired to app... [Read Entire Bio]

      Posted 10/20/17 by Shayne Michael under comic actor

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