The Horse's Ass: A Survey of Comediology

Publication Year:
2017
Usage 33
Downloads 17
Abstract Views 16
Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.uno.edu/td/2404
Author(s):
Fisk, William M
Tags:
Comedy; Cinema; Adam Mckay; Surprise; Timing; Incongruity; Comedy; Cinema; Adam Mckay; Surprise; Timing; Incongruity; Art Education; Audio Arts and Acoustics; Esthetics; Fiction; Film Production; Other Film and Media Studies; Screenwriting; Social Psychology; Speech and Rhetorical Studies; Theory and Philosophy; Visual Studies
thesis / dissertation description
What is comedy? Can someone learn to be funny? Are there rules or guidelines for the production of laughter, the universal language? This paper, which outlines an investigation of successful comedians and the production of a short film, determines to aggregate as many of the relevant prerequisites of inducing giggles as possible, especially as they relate to the audiovisual medium of cinema.