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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.Gallagher was born Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. on July 24th, 1946 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He is an American comedian known, in part, for his Bozo-the-clown hairstyle. His signature stand-up act involves smashing things with his oversized Sledge-O-Matic hammer. During his shows, audience members are encouraged to bring raincoats and umbrellas to protect themselves from flying debris. Though he is known as a prop comic, there is a lot of intelligent political themes incorporated into his subject matter. Growing up Gallagher spent a lot of time riding his bicycle in his neighborhood along El Prado Boulevard near Manhattan Avenue. His childhood friends called him Butch and remember Gallagher shouting insults and odd comments to anybody that who would listen as he passed by on his souped-up Schwinn. His dad owned a skating rink just north of Osborne Street, where he spent a lot ... [Read Entire Bio]

      Posted 11/19/17 by Shayne Michael under stand-up comic

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