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Transcript: Comedy (from the Greek: κωμῳδία, kōmōidía), in the contemporary meaning of the term, is any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or to amuse by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film and stand-up comedy. This sense of the term must be carefully distinguished from its academic one, namely the comic theatre, whose Western origins are found in Ancient Greece. In the Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters.[1] The theatrical genre can be simply described as a dramatic performance which pits two societies against each other in an amusing agon or conflict. Northrop Frye famously depicted these two opposing sides as a "Society of Youth" and a "Society of the Old",[2] but this dichotomy is seldom described as an entirely satisfactory explanation. A later view characterizes the essential agon of comedy as a struggle between a relatively powerless youth and the societal conventions that pose obstacles to his hopes. In this struggle, the youth is understood to be constrained by his lack of social authority, and is left with little choice but to take recourse in ruses which engender very dramatic irony which provokes laughter Slapstick Slapstick's origins are firmly rooted in the silent movies of the early 20th century. This type of comedy relies heavily on exaggerated visual action and uses harmless violence to bring forth laughter. Timing and polished performance skills are essential to effective slapstick. The name slapstick comes from the wooden sticks that clowns slapped together to induce laughter and applause. Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello and Harold Lloyd typify slapstick comedy. Screwball Comedy The mid-1930s saw the advent of screwball comedies. This subgenre typically features satirical views of society combined with madcap, energetic action accurately timed. The mixture of sophisticated and off-the-wall characterizes screwball comedy. Screwball comedies poke fun at society and use sarcasm to explore romantic conflicts whereby the usually upper class male suffers disorder and chaos in his life at the hands of a socially mismatched female. The resolution involves a happy settlement of differences between the protagonist male and the antagonistic female characters. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn play their screwball comedy roles to perfection in "Bringing Up Baby. looney tunes 1 The Simpsons The Ren and Stimpy show Charlie Chaplin Features Comedy! 5 Animaniacs. comedy history 3 4 what are the top 5 rated animated comedy shows? Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work in the United States during the silent film era.[1] He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914.[2] From the April 1914 one-reeler Twenty Minutes of Love onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was also producing them, and from 1918 he was even composing the music for them. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, he co-founded United Artists in 1919.[3] Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. He was influenced by his predecessor, the French silent film comedian Max Linder, to whom he dedicated one of his films.[4] His working life in entertainment spanned over 75 years, from the Victorian stage and the music hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer, until close to his death at the age of 88. His high-profile public and private life encompassed both adulation and controversy. Chaplin was identified with left-wing politics during the McCarthy era and he was ultimately forced to resettle in Europe from 1952. 2 South park


Transcript: Popular comedy actors: Comedy related hybrid genres & movie examples with movies Note: There are many hybrid genres related to the comedy, but we decided to make the presentation brief, and take the most important. Nestor Serrano Pedro Chaves Alejandro Rico Omar Serrano Born in London, on April, 1889, and died at the age of 88 years, in Switzerland, on 1977. Director, actor, and/or producer of more than 80 movies. Started his career in the year of 1916, when he was 27 years old. Started around the year 200BC, in Greece. Popularized on the XIX century's TV and cinemas. Acquired fame because of Charles Chaplin. Hollywood saw this genre profitable and started to look for actors who had humor abilities. Nacho Libre (2006) Action/Gun Comedies History Multimedia: Studied electrical engineering at Oxford and Newcastle universities. Started to acquire some interest in comedy. Wrote some comedy novels. Started to be a comedy actor, specially because of his face and gestures. Thank you for your attention! Suspense/Horror Comedies Sex Comedies He was born in Hong Kong, on April 7, 1954. His first movie was “Big and Little Wong Tin Bar”, (1962), when we was just 8 years old. He also appears on a TV series, called “The Jackie Chan Adventures”. He is a comedy-action actor. Roberto Gómez B.: Chan, 2009 (55 years) Literary, movie, and theater genre that makes the audience laugh because of its funny plots. Info: Gómez, 2007 (78 years) What is comedy? Bibliography & Resources: Ghost Busters (1984) Rowan Atkinson:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=667&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=mpm_T5O9Bsr8ggfAveXfCQ Index Epic Movie (2007) Jackie Chan: Chaplin in Charlot (1914) (25 years) Bean's comic (2012) (57 years) Sport Comedies Men In Black (1997, 2002, 2012) Will Smith: Writer, compositor, actor, director and producer of TV shows. Very popular because of the main role in “El Chavo del Ocho". He has six children. In November, 2004 he married Florinda Mesa. He is very sick right now, and has 83 years. Fantasy/Sci-Fi Comedies Parodies/Spoofs Comedy Charles Chaplin: Index What is comedy? History Popular comedy actors. Related hybrid genres. Bibliography & resources Born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US) in September 25, 1968. 43 years old. Has acted in several movies, like Men In Black, I am Legend, The Pursuit Of Happiness, Hancock, and many others. He is more an action actor, but also contributes to the comedy genre. Smith, 2011 (42 years)

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Transcript: History Amuses the audience Invokes laughter Ignorance of a character Incongruity Conflict between expectations and reality Plays on stereotypes Bad Bourgeosie Behavior "In" on the joke Group identity General population v. Bourgeosie 1970s French Cinema Anti- government Anti- religion Anti- wealth "French comedy was the threshhold of a new age, one in which no subject was taboo and the corrosive effects of bad language on stagnant bourgeoisie values were perceived as acts of social criticism." - Krauss Works Cited "Comedy Films." Greatest Films. AMC Networks, 2012. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. <>. Ebert, Roger. "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)." Rev. of Le Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie. Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago Sun-Times, 25 June 2000. Web. 18 Mar. 2012. <>. Evans, Peter William. Terms Of Endearment : Hollywood Romantic Comedy Of The 1980S And 1990S. Edinburgh University Press, 1998. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 29 Mar. 2012. Krauss, Dalton. “Can Comedy Change the World?Jean Yanne and French Comic Cinema of the 1970’s” L’Esprit Créateur (51.3)2011:104-117. Jstor. Web. 29 March 2012. Le Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie. Dir. Luis Bunuel. By Jean-Claude Carrière. Perf. Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig and Paul Frankeur. Greenwich Film Productions, 1972. Netflix. Vandaele, Jeroen. “Humor Mechanisms in Film Comedy:Incongruity and Superiority.” Poetics Today (23.2)2002: 221-249. Ebsco. Web. 29 March 2012. Notting Hill World War Two Humor The Three Stooges Illuminate flaws Time& place specific Mickey Mouse Kali Whitaker Satire The Graduate Initiate social, religious, and political change! Satire Charlie Chaplin The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Home Alone } Physical 1900 The Big Idea Superiority Call out the ruling class Youth& Love 2012 Comedy Spark Short Shelf Life Dr. Strangelove Social& Political A Recipe for Laughter Crazy Stupid Love "Unfashionable" The Breakfast Club Ridicules folly& vice

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