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    “Every joke has a kernel of truth.” A common saying such as this has numbed us to the reality of what jokes really are. Many comedians allow their outrageously dark thoughts to dictate their routines. Audiences listen waiting to hear ridiculous puns and jokes completely unaware of the twisted messages behind most punch lines. By analyzing comedians Jim Gaffigan, Dane Cook, Maz Jobrani, and Aries Spears through the frame of reference given by Professor Peter McGraw in “What Makes Things Funny,” we

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    stereotype of the clones is valid. Miss Lucy forms generalizations about the clones based ... ... middle of paper ... ...Dec. 2011. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. . Seppala, Emma . "Discovering the Secrets of Long-Term Love." Scientific American Global RSS. Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc., 14 Feb. 2012. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. . "Social Acceptance and Rejection: The Sweet and the Bitter." Association for Psychological Science RSS. Association for Psychological Science, 12 Aug. 2011.

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    It's hard to summarize what makes a person human. It can be agreed that everyone of us is human already, physically speaking that is, but it's more than physically being being a human that matters. Never Let Me Go starts with Kathy, a seemingly normal women in her thirties. She tells us about her job as a nurse, carer, and companion for clones that have started their organ donations. She has a major sense of pride when it comes to her job and her skills as a carer. She is recognized for her success

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    Comedy Analysis

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    Silent film star Buster Keaton once said that “a comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.” After a semester of learning and discovery in my Comedy Improv class, I believe what he means is that it is easy to do an action that by itself alone is funny. However to truly be great, a comedian must be able to take a typical everyday situation and, through keen observation and insight, make it funny. More specifically, the action of slipping on a banana peel itself is funny, but

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    Harmony : A New Musical

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    forgotten German vocal band. Manilow and Sussman worked on the project off and on for nearly 15 years (the program booklet). The plot of the musical is based around the first boy band that got famous in Germany in the late 1920’s. They were called the Comedian Harmonists. The musical is based on the true story about six men as musicians, from their rise to international fame and to their separation due to political change and World War II in Germany. The musical highlighted what was happening in Germany

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    Charlie's Coming Home - Original Writing It was a warm summer's day and Charlie had just been released from prison after serving a 3-year sentence for arson. His best friend Larry was waiting for him. He was taking Charlie to his house so he could make a start on sorting out his life. Charlie wanted to find a job and a new house. The first thing he wanted to do was go and get his car. It was a Honda S2000; it was red and had all extras. After he'd dropped his bag at Larry's he went

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    Racism in Comedy

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    Racism in comedy This essay is going to discuss about racism in comedy and in addition to that it is also going to look at whether it is acceptable for comedians to use certain racial words for example when black comedians use the word “Nigger”. Also it is going to look at how different audience put up with this kind of material, but first of all it is going to look at the actual word itself and where in the blue marble that we call earth it originated from. Make no mistake that slave owners came

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    orientation, and racism. All of these topics are controversial by themselves and comedians tend to push them even further, which often ends in altercations. In Comedy, Andrew Stott discusses a number of comedic routines and jokes that have caused people to be outraged. Sarah Silverman and Dave Chapelle are both comedians who have offended many people with their racist humor. Sarah Silverman is a white, middle aged female comedian who does not have a problem with using racial slurs. Stott refers to one

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    think it’s a joke.” In Canada, a comedian was fined $15,000 by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for insulting a lesbian couple during one of his acts. Another comedian in Canada was fined $42,000 for mocking a public figure who was disabled. All of these cases show how people have weaponized the government against comedians to prevent offence to marginalized groups. Not only are these small-timers taking a massive hit against the outrage machine, but even comedian superstars like Dave Chappelle have

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    richard pryor v. sinbad

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    A Comparison of: Richard Pryor and Sinbad Question; Is it what you accomplish that makes one great, or how you accomplish it. Richard Pryor and David Adkins or “Sinbad” are two of the most notorious comedians in American culture, but the lives they lived were on extreme ends of the spectrum. They both started out in or were kind of pushed into comedy when their real hopes and dreams fell short. Both of them served their country in the army for two years, and then jumped on the comedy circuit, traveling

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