That's right, we are all the way up to C.
Yesterday, my Tuesday Trivia Tie-in was about The Three Stooges, and two ties that I saw in a small diner we visited.
So for C, I wanted to talk a bit about Comedy.
In show business, there are two different definitions of comedy.
Historically there were two kinds of plays, comedies and tragedies.
An oversimplification of the two is that Comedies were plays about the happy things in life, while tragedies were plays about the sad things in life.
Comedy has taken on a more contemporary meaning in today's world though, and now, comedy is traditionally a reference to any humorous discourse generally intended to amuse.
There are generally three accepted genres of comedy: Farce, Romantic Comedy, and Satirical Comedy.
Farce features slapstick, physical comedy, and improbably hilarity. Characters that are caricatures of stereotypes. It generally involves subplots that include mistaken identity, or underestimation. An excellent example of this type of comedy is Jerry Lewis.
Romantic Comedy involves a love plot, generally between two young likable characters, who face seemingly insurmountable odds, and conquer them to live happily ever after. Think Chick Flick
Satirical Comedy centers on human vice and folly, it often features con artists and tricksters. A more contemporary illustration of satirical Comedy is Black Humor, which centers around the grotesque, or the offensive. Sexual innuendoes, scatalogical references and the use of deliberately offensive language intended to shock the audience are common in Black Humor. Think George Carlin, or Richard Pryor.
Samuel Johnson, a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer and editor. (dang, he must have been a busy guy...) Said that Puns are the lowest form of humor.
The pun, is a form of word play which exploits numerous meanings of a statement, allowing it to be understood in multiple ways.
I thought I'd finish with some classic puns:
~I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
~Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
~Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
~Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat says to the other, 'You stay here, I'll go on a head.'
~Old doctors never die they just lose their patience.
~It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.
~I relish the fact that you've mustard the strength to ketchup to me.
~When an actress saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she'd dye.
I bet you know some good ones too! Feel free to add one in your comment.
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