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21 terms
Comedy: Types and Techniques
High Comedy
Comedy of Manners
Epigrams
Wit
characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; its focus is…
laugh at words, a high comedy
concise, pointed, witty remarks
display of cleverness and quickness in the expressions of ideas
High Comedy
characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; its focus is…
Comedy of Manners
laugh at words, a high comedy
19 terms
Comedy: types and techniques
High Comedy
Comedy of manners
Wit
Satire
characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; focuses on c…
form of high comedy in which the social conventions of societ…
the display of cleverness and quickness in the expression of…
comedy designed to correct social and individual behavior; it…
High Comedy
characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; focuses on c…
Comedy of manners
form of high comedy in which the social conventions of societ…
21 terms
Comedy: Types and Techniques
High comedy
Comedy of manners
Wit
Satire
Is characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; its focus…
A form of high high comedy, often examines and satirizes soci…
Is the display of cleverness and quickness in the expression…
Is comedy designed to correct social and individual behavior;…
High comedy
Is characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; its focus…
Comedy of manners
A form of high high comedy, often examines and satirizes soci…
19 terms
Comedy types and techniques
High comedy
Comedy of manners
Wit
Satire
Characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; it's focus i…
Form of high comedy, often examines and satirizes social conv…
Display of cleverness and quickness in the expression of idea…
Comedy designed to correct social and individual behavior; it…
High comedy
Characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; it's focus i…
Comedy of manners
Form of high comedy, often examines and satirizes social conv…
20 terms
Comedy: Types and Techniques
High comedy
Comedy of manners
Wit
Satire
Characterized by wit, Grace, and sophistication; character pr…
Examines/satirizes social conventions; attitudes, manners, an…
Display of cleverness and quickness in the expression of idea…
Comedy designed to correct social and individual behavior; ex…
High comedy
Characterized by wit, Grace, and sophistication; character pr…
Comedy of manners
Examines/satirizes social conventions; attitudes, manners, an…
30 terms
Types and Techniques of Comedy
low comedy
high comedy
burlesque
farce
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtlety of manner and has li…
pure or serious comedy-- appeals to the intellect and arouses…
form of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and d…
a light dramatic work in which highly improbably plot, exagge…
low comedy
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtlety of manner and has li…
high comedy
pure or serious comedy-- appeals to the intellect and arouses…
21 terms
English 10 - comedy: types and techniques
high comedy
comedy of manners
epigrams
wit
Characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; its focus is…
A form of high comedy, often examines and satires social conv…
A short satirical poem dealing with single subject.
The display of cleverness and quickness in the expression of…
high comedy
Characterized by wit, grace, and sophistication; its focus is…
comedy of manners
A form of high comedy, often examines and satires social conv…
12 terms
Types of comedy
Wordplay
Jokes
Slapstick
Absurdity
Finding humour in rhyme, alliteration and mistaken meanings
Remember, these usually consist of a set up and a punchline.…
Physical violence made comic. Falls, tumbles etc. Might be cr…
Things that are unexpected or strange can generate humour.
Wordplay
Finding humour in rhyme, alliteration and mistaken meanings
Jokes
Remember, these usually consist of a set up and a punchline.…
11 terms
Comedy Techniques
Human Error
Slapstick
Physical Humour
Satire
When Mr Bean cannot find the paper that he studies for in the…
Style of humour involving exaggerated physical activity which…
Example: The Ministry Of Silly Walks
Poking fun at something. Criticising something.
Human Error
When Mr Bean cannot find the paper that he studies for in the…
Slapstick
Style of humour involving exaggerated physical activity which…
17 terms
Comedy Techniques
Caricature
Colloquialism
Deflation
Disparagement
Representation in which subject's distinctive features are de…
Use of slang or informal language
Object assumes or is given high status then treated in a way…
To speak of in a slighting way
Caricature
Representation in which subject's distinctive features are de…
Colloquialism
Use of slang or informal language
15 terms
Comedy Techniques
Pun
Irony
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
A humourous expression that relies on using two distinctly di…
A perception of inconsistency in which the significance and u…
A discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant
The expected outcome of a situation is directly contradicted…
Pun
A humourous expression that relies on using two distinctly di…
Irony
A perception of inconsistency in which the significance and u…
5 terms
Comedy Techniques
Slapstick/Physical
Human​ error​/ Shortcomings
Satire
Absurdity/ Ridiculousness​
Disorder in society, bizarre behavior. Examples include: Fall…
A person does something wrong and there can be consequences.…
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose…
Example, a situation that escalates. Doesn't happen often.
Slapstick/Physical
Disorder in society, bizarre behavior. Examples include: Fall…
Human​ error​/ Shortcomings
A person does something wrong and there can be consequences.…
15 terms
Comedy Techniques
Pun
Irony
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
A humorous expression that relies on using two distinctly dif…
A perception of inconsistency in which the significance and u…
A discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant
The expected outcome of a situation is directly contradicted…
Pun
A humorous expression that relies on using two distinctly dif…
Irony
A perception of inconsistency in which the significance and u…
20 terms
Techniques of Comedy
Caricature
Colloquialism
Deflection
Disparagement
A representation in which the subject's distinctive features…
use of slang or informal language- includes regional dialect
An object either assumes or is given elevated status and then…
to speak of in a slight way; belittle; reduce in rank or esteem
Caricature
A representation in which the subject's distinctive features…
Colloquialism
use of slang or informal language- includes regional dialect
17 terms
Types of Comedy
anecdotal
blue
burlesque
Dark (Gallow, Morbid)
comic personal stories that may be true or partly true but em…
Also called off-color,black, or risque (from the French word…
Ridicules by imitating with caricature, or exaggerated charac…
Grim or depressing humor dealing with misfortune and/or death…
anecdotal
comic personal stories that may be true or partly true but em…
blue
Also called off-color,black, or risque (from the French word…
23 terms
Techniques of Comedy
Caricature
Colloquialism
Deflation
Disparagement
A representation in which the subject's distinctive features…
Use of slang or informal language (includes regional dialect)
An object either assumes or is given elevated status and then…
To speak of in a slighting way; belittle; reduce in rank or e…
Caricature
A representation in which the subject's distinctive features…
Colloquialism
Use of slang or informal language (includes regional dialect)
18 terms
Types of Comedy
Tragicomedy / Seriocomedy
Slapstick
Satire
Horatian Satire
A comedy with serious elements or overtones. Main plot is ser…
Also called physical comedy. Its a boisterous form of comedy…
While not all of this type of comedy is humorous, it can be u…
Named for the Roman satirist, Horace (65 BCE - 8 BCE), playfu…
Tragicomedy / Seriocomedy
A comedy with serious elements or overtones. Main plot is ser…
Slapstick
Also called physical comedy. Its a boisterous form of comedy…
13 terms
Types of Comedy
anecdotal humor
off-color humor
risque humor
dark/morbid humor
related to a brief story about something in a person's life
in bad taste, rude, dirty
bordering on being inappropriate or indecent
a type of humor that makes fun of topics normally considered…
anecdotal humor
related to a brief story about something in a person's life
off-color humor
in bad taste, rude, dirty
33 terms
Types of comedy
Mime
Burlesque
Old Comedy
Parabasis
Developed in southern Italy, with dancing, imitative gestures…
A form of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and…
Greek, 5th century B.C. at Dionysus. Old comedy included bawd…
In Greek Old Comedy, a long address to the audience by the ch…
Mime
Developed in southern Italy, with dancing, imitative gestures…
Burlesque
A form of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and…
20 terms
Types of Comedy
anecdotal
blue
burlesque
Dark/morbid
Named after the word anecdote (which stems from the Greek ter…
Also called off-color, or risque (from the French word for "t…
Ridicules by imitating with caricature, or exaggerated charac…
Grim or depressing humor dealing with misfortune and/or death…
anecdotal
Named after the word anecdote (which stems from the Greek ter…
blue
Also called off-color, or risque (from the French word for "t…
14 terms
Comedy Types
Slapstick
Irony
Pun
Hyperbole
Comedy based on deliberately clumsy action and humorously emb…
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normal…
A play on words.
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken seriou…
Slapstick
Comedy based on deliberately clumsy action and humorously emb…
Irony
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normal…
10 terms
Comedy Types
Anecdotes
Satire
Characters
Caricatures
A short story that is made humerous
A form of high comedy, to find humor in people's mistakes (Ca…
Making fun of a certain character and their personality
Making fun of someone's physical features
Anecdotes
A short story that is made humerous
Satire
A form of high comedy, to find humor in people's mistakes (Ca…
16 terms
Comedy types
New Comedy
Commedia Dell'arte
Harlequinade
Masked Comedy
Greek, 4th and 3rd Centuries BC replaced the Old Comedy. Was…
Impoverished comedy. Italian low comedy with stock parts and…
A play featuring a "harlequin" or buffoon.
Name applied to Commedia Dell'arte because all actors wore ma…
New Comedy
Greek, 4th and 3rd Centuries BC replaced the Old Comedy. Was…
Commedia Dell'arte
Impoverished comedy. Italian low comedy with stock parts and…
9 terms
Types of comedy
Low Comedy
High Comedy
Burlesque
Farce
Type of comedy that lacks seriousness of purpose
Serious type of comedy that appeals to the intellect
Ridiculous exaggeration and distortion - serious subject may…
Light dramatic work - improbable plot, exaggerated character,…
Low Comedy
Type of comedy that lacks seriousness of purpose
High Comedy
Serious type of comedy that appeals to the intellect
9 terms
Types of Comedy
Commedia dell'arte
Farce
Comedy of Manners
Melodrama
Traveling troupes... Sketches and skits... Very little tech dialogu…
Absurd and physical... Usually based in one location (All happen…
England... Parody of upper class... Mainly witty and fast paced in…
England, France, and Greece... Murders, revenge, affair... Emotions…
Commedia dell'arte
Traveling troupes... Sketches and skits... Very little tech dialogu…
Farce
Absurd and physical... Usually based in one location (All happen…
8 terms
types of comedy
Dark Humor
Satire
Parody
Irony
Jokes often involving dark things like death.
Insults
Closely making fun of a show, movie or book.
When something that you don't except happens.
Dark Humor
Jokes often involving dark things like death.
Satire
Insults
13 terms
Types of Comedy
dark humor
deadpan humor
innuendo
sitcom
Humor that makes light of an otherwise serious subject.
A form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without…
A subtle or indirect observation about a person or thing, usu…
Humor that comes from daily life; it is what's used sitcoms (…
dark humor
Humor that makes light of an otherwise serious subject.
deadpan humor
A form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without…
14 terms
types of comedy
Black or Dark Humor
Caricature
Farce or Travesty
Gallows Humor
jokes about taboo topics... create a disturbing effect... making fu…
exaggerate someones characteristics in a heightened matter... ex…
an unrealistic situation... exaggerated and unlikely to happen... f…
traumatic, life threatening situation humor is created by the…
Black or Dark Humor
jokes about taboo topics... create a disturbing effect... making fu…
Caricature
exaggerate someones characteristics in a heightened matter... ex…
8 terms
Comedy types!
High comedy
Satire
Caricature
Low comedy
Wit, grace, and sophistication. Focuses on character problems…
Designed to correct social and indiviual behavior. Ridicules…
Distorted view of a person or idea to exaggerate a certain fe…
Physical humor, pranks, funny lines; aims to arouse explosive…
High comedy
Wit, grace, and sophistication. Focuses on character problems…
Satire
Designed to correct social and indiviual behavior. Ridicules…
9 terms
types of comedy
Low Comedy
High Comedy
Burlesque
Farce
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtlety of manner and has li…
pure or serious comedy- appeals to the intellect and arouses…
Form of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and d…
A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot, exagge…
Low Comedy
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtlety of manner and has li…
High Comedy
pure or serious comedy- appeals to the intellect and arouses…
types of comedy
HIgh
Satire
comedy of manners
black
appeals to intellect of person
disorders of society
gentleman and ladies living in a polished and sophisticated s…
pokes at grotesque and threatening situations
HIgh
appeals to intellect of person
Satire
disorders of society
14 terms
Types of Comedy
Parody
Black humor/dark comedy
Caricature
Farce/travesty
An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or…
Makes fun of serious topics to create a disturbing effect... Ma…
Exaggerating someones characteistics
Unrealistic, unlikely sutuation
Parody
An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or…
Black humor/dark comedy
Makes fun of serious topics to create a disturbing effect... Ma…
9 terms
Types of comedy
Romantic comedy
Satiric comedy
Comedy of manners
Restoration comedy
Loce affair that involved a beautiful ans idealized heroine
Ridicules political policies, attacks the disorders of societ…
Plays dealt with the vicisitudes of yoing lovers and included…
Brilliant dreams of moliere. Upper class society
Romantic comedy
Loce affair that involved a beautiful ans idealized heroine
Satiric comedy
Ridicules political policies, attacks the disorders of societ…
10 terms
Types of Comedy
low comedy
high comedy
burlesque
farce
lacks of seriousness of purpose
pure or serious comedy
form of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and d…
light dramatic work w highly improbable plot for dramatic eff…
low comedy
lacks of seriousness of purpose
high comedy
pure or serious comedy
15 terms
Types of comedy
comedy of manners
wit
satire
parody
a form of high comedy, often examines and satirizes social co…
display of cleverness and quickness in the expression of ideas
comedy designed to correct social and individual behavior, it…
satirical imitation of a literary work, person, situation, etc
comedy of manners
a form of high comedy, often examines and satirizes social co…
wit
display of cleverness and quickness in the expression of ideas
9 terms
Types of Comedy
Low Comedy
High Comedy
Burlesque
Farce
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtly of manner and has litt…
Pure or serious comedy - appeals to the intellect and arouses…
For of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and di…
A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot, exagge…
Low Comedy
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtly of manner and has litt…
High Comedy
Pure or serious comedy - appeals to the intellect and arouses…
17 terms
Types of Comedy
anecdotal
blue
burlesque
Dark (Gallow, Morbid)
comic personal stories that may be true or partly true but em…
Also called off-color,black, or risque (from the French word…
Ridicules by imitating with caricature, or exaggerated charac…
Grim or depressing humor dealing with misfortune and/or death…
anecdotal
comic personal stories that may be true or partly true but em…
blue
Also called off-color,black, or risque (from the French word…
25 terms
Types of Comedy
high comedy
low comedy
Romantic Comedy
comedy of manners
Comedy that displays folly, pretentiousness, and incongruity…
Comedy using slapstick or physical horseplay; often lewd and…
Comedy in which the problems and injustices of the ordinary w…
Comedy relying on the wit of characters' dialogue for comic e…
high comedy
Comedy that displays folly, pretentiousness, and incongruity…
low comedy
Comedy using slapstick or physical horseplay; often lewd and…
9 terms
Types of comedy
low
high
burlesque
farce
lacks seriousness of purpose and has little intellectual appe…
pure or serious comedy-appeals to the intellect and arouses t…
ridiculous exaggeration and distortion (ex: backwards emotions)
humor includes highly improbable plot, exaggerated character…
low
lacks seriousness of purpose and has little intellectual appe…
high
pure or serious comedy-appeals to the intellect and arouses t…
14 terms
Types of Comedy
Black Comedy
Burlesque Comedy
City Comedy
Comedy of Humour
- upsetting ... -unpleasant... - usually about war or death... - hard…
- mocks a somber literary work... - treats a serious subject in…
- common in London theatres in early 17th century... - urban sub…
- focuses on a character or range of characters who each have…
Black Comedy
- upsetting ... -unpleasant... - usually about war or death... - hard…
Burlesque Comedy
- mocks a somber literary work... - treats a serious subject in…
21 terms
types of comedy
anaphora
satire
invectives
intertextuality
repetition of a word/phrase at start of successive clauses
use of comedy/irony to ridicule people/politics
use of abusive lang to attack/insult person/topic
relationship between two or more texts
anaphora
repetition of a word/phrase at start of successive clauses
satire
use of comedy/irony to ridicule people/politics
17 terms
Types of Comedy
Bawdy
Black Comedy
Comedy of Errors
Comedy of Manners
Characterized by risqué, vulgar events
Comedy mixed with horror
Comedy involving a ludicrous, mixed-up of events
Artificialities of sofiaticated society are exposed and satir…
Bawdy
Characterized by risqué, vulgar events
Black Comedy
Comedy mixed with horror
21 terms
Types of Comedy
high comedy
low comedy
Romantic Comedy
comedy of manners
Comedy that displays folly, pretentiousness, and incongruity…
Comedy using slapstick or physical horseplay; often lewd and…
Comedy in which the problems and injustices of the ordinary w…
Comedy relying on the wit of characters' dialogue for comic e…
high comedy
Comedy that displays folly, pretentiousness, and incongruity…
low comedy
Comedy using slapstick or physical horseplay; often lewd and…
9 terms
Types of Comedy
low comedy
high comedy
burlesque
farce
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtlety of manner and has li…
pure or serious comedy - appeals to the intellect and arouses…
form of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and d…
light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot, exaggera…
low comedy
lacks seriousness of purpose or subtlety of manner and has li…
high comedy
pure or serious comedy - appeals to the intellect and arouses…
21 terms
Types of Comedy
Suspension of Natural Laws (Characteri…
The Comic Premise (Characteristics of…
Suspension of Natural Laws + Comic Pre…
Verbal Humor (Techniques of Comedy)
-Temporary suspension of natural laws of probability, cause,…
-The situation that makes things funny/idea behind it... Ex. Str…
Exaggeration and contradiction
-Puns... -Malaprop: Mistaken use of word in place of similar sou…
Suspension of Natural Laws (Characteri…
-Temporary suspension of natural laws of probability, cause,…
The Comic Premise (Characteristics of…
-The situation that makes things funny/idea behind it... Ex. Str…
10 terms
Types of Comedy
Black / Dark Humor
Deadpan
Innuendo
Irony
Comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements such as death, dr…
Saying something comedic while maintaining passive behavior a…
An allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive…
A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contra…
Black / Dark Humor
Comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements such as death, dr…
Deadpan
Saying something comedic while maintaining passive behavior a…
19 terms
Types of comedy
high comedy
comedy of manners
wit
satire
characterized by wit, grace and sophistication; focuses on ch…
a form of high comedy, often examines and satirizes social co…
display of cleverness and quickness in the expression of ideas
comedy designed to correct social and individual behavior, it…
high comedy
characterized by wit, grace and sophistication; focuses on ch…
comedy of manners
a form of high comedy, often examines and satirizes social co…
15 terms
types of comedy
dark humor
deadpan humor
innuendo
situational
humor that makes light of an otherwise serious subject
a form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without…
a subtle or indirect observation about a person or thing, usu…
humor that comes from daily life
dark humor
humor that makes light of an otherwise serious subject
deadpan humor
a form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without…
13 terms
Types of Comedy
Parody
Dry Humor (Deadpan)
Blue
Physical (Slapstick)
Mocking something through imitation. Weird Al Yankovic is kno…
Delivered with an impassive, expressionless, matter-of-fact p…
A related type is broad humor, which refers to unrestrained,…
Derived from its exaggerated physical gesturing, movements, a…
Parody
Mocking something through imitation. Weird Al Yankovic is kno…
Dry Humor (Deadpan)
Delivered with an impassive, expressionless, matter-of-fact p…
14 terms
Types of comedies
Riddle
Slapstick
Spoonerism
Parody
a puzzling question, problem or matter
a comedy characterised by chases, collisions and boisterous a…
Where the slip of the tongue occurs whereby initiator other s…
Teases something pre-made. A spin-off or imitation of somethi…
Riddle
a puzzling question, problem or matter
Slapstick
a comedy characterised by chases, collisions and boisterous a…
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