What makes comedy funny

14 Mar

Comedy can be broken down into three or four groups for ease of this seven sentence discussion…

Character Comedy – Some people are naturally funny, it’s hard to know why but their mannerisms, their weaknesses, their social indiscretions and their timing just make them funny.

Situational Comedy – Situations can provide us with a huge amount of comedy, normally these juxtapose the hilarious, the inappropriate, the expected or the irreverent with the serious moments in life… creating a funny and yet painful situation.

Physical Comedy – The way people move, the way they interact with others and/or their environment can also provide much hilarity.

Gag Comedy – The way people speak, the quips, the gags and the language they use to relate can also be very funny.

A good comedy needs a combination of these different types of humor but it also needs something else… it needs pain. Humor is a holy anesthetic for the pain of being, and an acknowledge of this pain gives a great comedy its heart.


2 Responses to “What makes comedy funny”

  1. deedeememe May 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Hey this is an interesting blog. I love comedy. I have a very quirky taste in humour and enjoy looking at situations from an interesting perspective.

    Check out my blog to see more http://deedeememe.wordpress.com/

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