The Language of Comedy - for iPod/iPhone

The Language of Comedy - for iPod/iPhone

The Open University

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How do we use language in comedy? What is the social importance of comedy? What are the techniques used with language to create different types of humour? This series looks at how entertainers manipulate language to generate humour, and what this reveals about the nature of comedy and its function in society. Featuring Henning Wehn, on cross cultural humour, Isy Suttie, on crafting a joke and Graham Fellows on creating his character John Shuttlew...
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How do we use language in comedy? What is the social importance of comedy? What are the techniques used with language to create different types of humour? This series looks at how entertainers manipulate language to generate humour, and what this reveals about the nature of comedy and its function in society. Featuring Henning Wehn, on cross cultural humour, Isy Suttie, on crafting a joke and Graham Fellows on creating his character John Shuttlew...
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Creating a character with...

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Social Class with Charlie...

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Innuendo with David McGil...

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Cross Cultural Humour wit...

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Catchphrases with Charlie...

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Crafting A Joke with Isy ...

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