Comedy

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Charateristics
contrast between social order and individual
techniques
verbal humor
puns
a joke exploring the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings
Malapropism
This is the substitution of a word that sounds close to the one you'd expect, but generally has no connection to it for the purpose of humor, or to convey confusion and anxiety.
low comedy
comedy that is meant to entertain or delight the audience. Spoof slapstick, improvisation, and farce are considered forms of low comedy
high comedy
satire,parody- causes the audience to think deeply about controversial issue in society
Farce
Exaggerated comedy, unlikely plot devices, accelerated pace, and stereotypical characters/behaviors
Parody
An exaggeration of another form of art (SNL)
Satire
uses ridicule, exaggeration and irony to comment on society, religion and politics.
Irony
When the expectation is different from the actual result of a situation
Verbal irony/sarcasm
When the speaker says the opposite of what he or she means
Slaptick
physical humor