Humor is an intriguing aspect of our life that makes us happy when we are sad, and keeps us upbeat when with friends. The title that I chose was the Broadway performance from Will Ferrell in Will Ferrell: You 're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush. Will Ferrell portrays the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, as he reflects on a variety of incidents and occurrences that happened while serving the United States from 2001-2009. The humor speaks primarily to people who are politically savvy and especially know the major points in Bush’s presidency. Ferrell highlights key points such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2000 Presidential election, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. In “You 're Welcome America,” the target audience is political savvy individuals who are well informed with politics and followed the Bush presidency closely. The humor most associated with this material is stand-up comedy, and irony with a few political jokes smashed in between, with Will Ferrell proving his worth cracking jokes as the wiseass George W. Bush. Overall, I find this comedy to be hilarious, while others struggle with many of the jokes because the audience needs to be “in the know” with politics to get the most laughs.
Throughout the film, George W. Bush was portrayed as a fiery president who seemed to do whatever he wanted but deep down was very sympathetic to the American way of life. The film basically is like a book on his life, starting out in his early years, as he attended Harvard Law School, then becoming Governor of Texas, and culminating with his time as President. Two types of humor were used in the film, most notably Irony and Stand-up comedy, both of which Ferrell...
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In conclusion, analyzing “You’re Welcome America” shows that politics is still completely relevant in American’s lives today, and quite funny at times. I feel like if I was able to tell people what the jest of the jokes were while watching people would appreciate the play a bit more than if they didn’t know anything about it. Overall though this is a great Broadway adaption from nothing pretty much, and Will Ferrell really solidifies his role as one of the world’s funniest actors and comedians at the same time. Looking back, America was a good place and we were pretty safe after 9/11, it was great looking back on those eight years of his presidency, and we can only hope the next president can deliver something special again.
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