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HOSIC What's so funny? (search for universal humor)
Transcript of HOSIC What's so funny? (search for universal humor)
17. Self-deprecating: Humor in which performers target themselves and their foibles or misfortunes for comic effect. Stand-up comedian Rodney Dangerfield was a practitioner of self-deprecating humor
18. Situational: Humor arising out of quotidian situations; it is the basis of sitcoms, or situation comedies.
19. Slapstick: Comedy in which mock violence and simulated bodily harm are staged for comic effect; also called physical comedy
20. Stand-up: A form of comedy delivery in which a comedian entertains an audience with jokes and humorous stories 1. Anecdotal: comic personal stories that may be true or partly true but embellished
2. Blue: aka off-color or risque; relies on impropriety or indecency for comic effect
3. Burlesque: Ridicules by imitating with caricature, or exaggerated characterization
4. Dark/Gallows/Morbid: Grim or depressing humor dealing with misfortune or death; pessimistic outlook
5. Deadpan/Dry: Delivered with an impassive, expressionless, matter-of-fact presentation 6. Droll: utilizes capricious or eccentric humor
7. Epigrammatic: Humor consisting of witty sayings
8. Farcical: Comedy based on improbable coincidences and with satirical elements, punctuated at times with overwrought, frantic action
9. High/highbrow: Humor pertaining to cultured, sophisticated themes
10. Hyperbolic: Comic presentation marked by extravagant exaggeration and outsized characterization 11. Ironic: Humor involving incongruity and discordance with norms, in which the intended meaning is opposite, or nearly opposite, to the literal meaning
12. Juvenile/sophomoric: Humor involving childish themes such as pranks, name-calling, and other immature behavior
13. Mordant: Caustic or biting humor (the word stems from a Latin word meaning “to bite”)
14. Parodic: Comic imitation often intended to ridicule an author, an artistic endeavor, or a genre
15. Satirical: Humor that mocks human weaknesses or aspects of society Objective Explore what people find funny in general
: Look for "universal humor" Method Survey: finding the most/least funny video clips from a series of videos of two categories Universal Humor Expeirment Top 3 Funniest