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  • XM Comedy

  • High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! XM Comedy was XM Satellite Radio's uncensored comedy channel. It is located at XM150. XM Comedy billed its
    High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! XM Comedy was XM Satellite Radio's uncensored comedy channel. It is located at XM150. XM Comedy billed itself as The World's First Uncensored Radio Station. The Program Director for XM Comedy was Sonny Fox. In November 2008 the channel name was changed to Raw Dog Comedy, merging with its SIRIUS counterpart. XM Satellite Radio (XM) is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services in the United States and Canada, operated by Sirius XM Radio. It provides pay-for-service radio, analogous to cable television. Its service includes 73 different music channels, 39 news, sports, talk and entertainment channels, 21 regional traffic and weather channels and 23 play-by-play sports channels. XM channels are identified by Arbitron with the label "XM" (e.g. "XM32").
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  • Film Comedy

  • What exactly is film comedy and what is the basis for its widespread appeal? Film Comedy uses formal, socio-historical and industrial perspectives to
    What exactly is film comedy and what is the basis for its widespread appeal? Film Comedy uses formal, socio-historical and industrial perspectives to answer this question, exploring such themes as the appeal of gross-out comedy, the relationship between comedy and narrative, romantic comedy, political satire, and the role of comic relief?
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  • Situation Comedy

  • Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content b
    Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A situation comedy, usually referred to as a sitcom, is a genre of comedy that usually consists of recurring characters in a common environment such as a home or workplace and can include laugh tracks or studio audiences. Such programs originated in radio. Today, sitcoms are found almost exclusively on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. As opposed to stand up comedy, a situation comedy has a storyline and ongoing characters in, essentially, a comedic drama. The situation is usually that of a family, workplace, or a group of friends. The term situation comedy or sitcom was adopted to distinguish them from other comedy formats such as sketch comedy, or stand-up comedy. Often these other formats were presented within a variety format mixed with musical performances, as in vaudeville.
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  • Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-Up in the 1970's Changed America

  • Comedy at the Edge is a detailed examination of how our current political, religious and cultural sensibility emerged from small comedy clubs…A
    Comedy at the Edge is a detailed examination of how our current political, religious and cultural sensibility emerged from small comedy clubs…An irresistible read and a key book for understanding our era."-Buffalo News What Peter Biskind did for filmmaking, Richard Zoglin does for comedy in this meticulously researched and eminently readable account of stand-up comedy in the 1970s, when a small group of brilliant, iconoclastic comedians ruled the world-and quite possibly changed it, too.
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  • Comedy Legend-Buster Keaton

  • The Great Stone Face, as Buster Keaton was called, was known for his amazing athletic ability and inventiveness of his gags ranging from broad slapsti
    The Great Stone Face, as Buster Keaton was called, was known for his amazing athletic ability and inventiveness of his gags ranging from broad slapstick to sly satire. Here is a collection of his work that spans much of Buster's career, from offering comic support to Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, through his own comedy shorts and feature films in the 1920s & 1930s.
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  • High Comedy In American Cinema: Class Humor From The 1920's To The Present (Genre and Beyond: A Film Studies Series)

  • High Comedy in American Movies explores the 'comedy of manners' film throughout the twentieth century, from the advent of movie sound to recent films,
    High Comedy in American Movies explores the 'comedy of manners' film throughout the twentieth century, from the advent of movie sound to recent films, and shows how class comedy's inside view of the aristocratic lifestyle has been influenced by the culture and times in which the movies are produced. Easily accessible, this book makes an engaging supplement to courses in American film, film genre, and film studies.
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  • Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre

  • Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic c
    Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns, and ideology. Chapters discuss important subgroupings within the genre: screwball sex comedy and the radical romantic comedy of the 1970s. A final chapter traces the lasting influence of these earlier forms within current romantic comedies. Films include: Pillow Talk (1959), Annie Hall (1977), and You've Got Mail (1998). Wallflower Press
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  • Dionysism and Comedy

  • This book investigates the idea of comic seriousness in Old Comedy. The issue has been a vexing one in classical studies, and the most traditional sta
    This book investigates the idea of comic seriousness in Old Comedy. The issue has been a vexing one in classical studies, and the most traditional stance has been that Aristophanes' comedies reflect his personal ideology, reducing the plays to little more than political speeches. Riu concludes, in contrast, that we should abandon our preconceptions about comic seriousness and approach the language of Aristophanes with care and precision, alert to the nuances of meaning that the comic genre entails. Attempting to set Old Comedy in its proper context, Riu explores the myth and ritual of Dionysus in the city-state (including a reading of Euripides'Bacchae and other sources) and relates the patterns found in those myths to the works of Aristophanes. The book concludes with a section on the relationship between comedy and reality, the import of insults in comedy, comedy as ritual, the relationship between author and character, and the seriousness of comedy. With an appendix that examines the exceptional case ofClouds, Dionysism and Comedy is an important resource for students and scholars of classical comedy and the comedic genre.
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  • Stand-Up Comedy Concert Films (Study Guide)

  • Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a mi
    Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Original Kings of Comedy, Eddie Murphy Raw, Dress to Kill, the Original Latin Kings of Comedy, Circle, Eddie Murphy Delirious, Life Is Worth Losing, It's Bad for Ya, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road, Demetri Martin. Person, Deadbeat Hero, Definite Article, Complaints and Grievances, Glorious, Word of Mouth, Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, Live at the Ambassadors, You Are All Diseased, Sexie, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics, You So Crazy, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: the Movie, Back in Town, Jammin' in New York, Unrepeatable, the Queens of Comedy, What Am I Doing in New Jersey? Dysfunktional Family, No Refunds, Bill Cosby: Himself, Carlin on Campus, Circumcize Me, Know Your History: Jesus Is Black; So Was Cleopatra, Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Playin' With Your Head, Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, Black on Broadway, Carlin at Carnegie, Live at the El Rey, Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin', Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America, Ég Var Einu Sinni Nörd. Excerpt: Back in Town item George Carlin chronology item Jammin' in New York (1992): Back in Town (1996): You Are All Diseased (1999) Back in Town is George Carlin 's ninth HBO special. It was also released on CD on September 17, 1996. This was also his fir
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  • Paramount Comedy

  • High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paramount Comedy is a 24-hour Spanish cable television and satellite television comedy channel available i
    High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paramount Comedy is a 24-hour Spanish cable television and satellite television comedy channel available in Spain. It is owned by MTV Networks Europe and Viacom. In other parts of the world, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy, the channel is known as Comedy Central. The channel was previously available in the United Kingdom and Ireland until 2009 when the channel was replaced by Comedy Central channels. Paramount Comedy Channel was launched as a television brand in the United Kingdom on November 1, 1995. In the Republic of Ireland a Paramount Comedy Channel targeting the Irish market was launched on May 9, 2004. The channel was launched in Spain in March, 1999.
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  • Greek Comedy and Ideology

  • In comedy, happy endings resolve real-world conflicts. These conflicts, in turn, leave their mark on the texts in the form of gaps in plot and inconsi
    In comedy, happy endings resolve real-world conflicts. These conflicts, in turn, leave their mark on the texts in the form of gaps in plot and inconsistencies of characterization. Greek Comedy and Ideology analyzes how the structure of ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the classical city-state. It explores the utopian vision of Aristophanes' comedies—for example, an all-powerful city inhabited by birds, or a world of limitless wealth presided over by the god of wealth himself—as interventions in the political issues of his time. David Konstan goes on to examine the more private world of Menandrean comedy (including two adaptations of Menander by the Roman playwright Terence), in which problems of social status, citizenship, and gender are negotiated by means of elaborately contrived plots. In conclusion, Konstan looks at an imitation of ancient comedy by Moliére, and the way in which the ideology of emerging capitalism transforms the premises of the classical genre.
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  • The Eight Characters of Comedy: A Guide to Sitcom Acting and Writing

  • The Eight Characters of Comedy is the "How-To" guide for actors and writers who want to break into the world of sitcoms. It has become a staple in act
    The Eight Characters of Comedy is the "How-To" guide for actors and writers who want to break into the world of sitcoms. It has become a staple in acting classes, writers' rooms, casting offices and production sets around the world. Now, in it's exciting SECOND EDITION, renowned acting coach and bestselling author Scott Sedita gives you even MORE advice and exercises for breaking down comedy scripts, writing jokes and delivering them with comedic precision. Plus, you'll find in-depth sections on Sitcom History, The Three Pillars of Comedy, Auditioning for Sitcoms, and his acclaimed comedic technique "The Sedita Method"!Most importantly, you will be introduced to his famous sitcom character archetypes, which will help you build your niche in half-hour comedy…The Eight Characters of Comedy! Who is normally cast as The Logical Smart One? Why do we love The Lovable Loser? Why is The Neurotic a favorite for actors and writers? How do you play The Dumb One smart? Who are the biggest Bitch/Bastards? What drives The Materialistic Ones? Why is The Womanizer/Manizer so popular? How can you realistically write and play someone In Their Own Universe?The Eight Characters of Comedy answers all these questions and more, with UPDATED EXAMPLES from current and classic sitcoms, and from many of the greatest sitcom characters and actors of all time! After reading this book, you WILL be ready to work in the exciting world of situation comedy!
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  • Comedy-Drama

  • High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Comedy-drama, also known as dramedy or seriocomedy, is a genre of television, theatre, and film in which t
    High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Comedy-drama, also known as dramedy or seriocomedy, is a genre of television, theatre, and film in which there is an equal or nearly equal balance of humor and serious content. Traditional western theatre, beginning with the ancient Greeks, was divided into comedy and tragedy. A tragedy typically ended with the death or destruction of a fictional or historical hero, whereas a comedy focused on the lives of middle to lower class characters and ended with their success. The term "drama" was used to describe all the action of a play. Beginning in the 19th century, authors such as Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw and Henrik Ibsen blurred the line between comedy and drama.
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  • Romantic Comedy

  • Romantic comedy is an enduringly popular genre which has maintained its appeal by constantly evolving, from the screwball comedy to the recent emergen
    Romantic comedy is an enduringly popular genre which has maintained its appeal by constantly evolving, from the screwball comedy to the recent emergence of the bromance. Romantic Comedy examines the history of the genre, considering the social and cultural context for key developments in new genre cycles. It studies the key themes and issues at work within romantic comedy films, focusing in particular on the representation of gender and how the genre acts as a barometer for gender politics in the course of the twentieth century. Claire Mortimer provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the genre, tracing its development, enduring appeal, stars and the nature of its comedy. Mortimer discusses both British and Hollywood classic and contemporary romantic comedies, ranging from canonical films to more recent examples which have taken the genre in new directions. In-depth case studies span a wide variety of films, including: It Happened One NightBringing Up BabyAnnie HallFour Weddings and a FuneralBridget Jones's DiaryWimbledonKnocked UpSex and the CityThis book is the perfect introduction to the romantic comedy genre and will be particularly useful for all those investigating this area within film, media or women's studies.
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  • Comedy/Cinema/Theory

  • The nature of comedy has interested many thinkers, from Plato to Freud, but film comedy has not received much theoretical attention in recent years. T
    The nature of comedy has interested many thinkers, from Plato to Freud, but film comedy has not received much theoretical attention in recent years. The essays in Comedy/Cinema/Theory use a range of critical and theoretical approaches to explore this curious and fascinating subject. The result is a stimulating, informative book for anyone interested in film, humor, and the art of bringing the two together. Comedy remains a central human preoccupation, despite the vagaries in form that it has assumed over the centuries in different media. In his introduction, Horton surveys the history of the study of comedy, from Aristophanes to the present, and he also offers a perspective on other related comic forms: printed fiction, comic books, TV sitcoms, jokes and gags. Some essays in the collection focus on general issues concerning comedy and cinema. In lively (and often humorous) prose, such scholars as Lucy Fischer, Noel Carroll, Peter Lehman, and Brian Herson employ feminist, post-Freudian, neo-Marxist, and Bakhtinian methodologies. The remaining essays bring theoretical considerations to bear on specific works and comic filmmakers. Peter Brunette, William Paul, Scott Bukatman, Dana Polan, Charles Eidsvik, Ruth Perlmutter, Stephen Mamber, and Andrew Horton provide different perspectives for analyzing The Three Stooges, Chaplin, Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, Dusan Makavejev, and Alfred Hitchcock's sole comedy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, as well as the peculiar genre of cynical humor from East
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  • Women and Comedy in Solo Performance: Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin, and Rosanne

  • This work examines the dramatic changes in America women's comedy performance in the years 1955-1995.The study focuses on the standup of Phyllis Dille
    This work examines the dramatic changes in America women's comedy performance in the years 1955-1995.The study focuses on the standup of Phyllis Diller and Roseanne andon the character comedy of Lily Tomlin. As the historical arc of women's comedy unfolds, it outlines a change from the traditional vaudevillian style of standup, as represented by Diller (50s-70s), to a more satiric comedy represented by Tomlin (60s-80s) and Roseanne (80s-90s).
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  • New Comedy Writing Step by Step

  • Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret's "Comedy Writing Step by Step" has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his fir
    Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret's "Comedy Writing Step by Step" has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his first update, Perret offers readers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range of comedy writing situations, along with many all-important insights into the selling of one's work. Perret covers all aspects of comedy writing in his uniquely knowledgeable and anecdotal fashion.
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  • Radio-Comedy

  • Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Massenmedien allgemein, Note: 2,0, Universität Mannheim, Veranstaltung: H
    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Massenmedien allgemein, Note: 2,0, Universität Mannheim, Veranstaltung: Humor in den Medien, 21 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Radio-Comedy gibt es, seit es das Radio gibt. Comedy im Radio ist nicht nur sehr erfolgreich, sondern auch äußerst wichtig für die Hörerbindung. Eine Studie der hr-Medienforschung von 2001 ergab, dass der Traumsender unbedingt Humor haben und den Hörer zum Lachen bringen müsse. Und nicht nur das: 74% der Radiohörer wünschen sich mehr Humor. So kommt Andreas Liebold vom Frühstyxradio zu dem Fazit: „Comedy ist die wichtigste Hörfunk-Innovation der Neunzigerjahre."Folgende Arbeit konzentriert sich auf Comedy im Radio. Im ersten Teil werden zunächst die Begriffe Comedy und Humor sowie die unterschiedlichen Humortheorien erläutert. Anschließend werden die Merkmale der Radio-Comedy und deren Formen sowie Formate erklärt. Der zweite Teil widmet sich dann der Praxis. Ziel ist es, die theoretisch abgehandelten Merkmale der Comedy anhand eines Beispiels zu analysieren.
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  • The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion

  • This excursion into the enchanted comic world of Charlie Chaplin will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Dan Kamin brings
    This excursion into the enchanted comic world of Charlie Chaplin will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Dan Kamin brings a unique insider's perspective to the subject. An internationally acclaimed comic performing artist himself, he trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his 'scar-nominated portrayal in Chaplin, and created Johnny Depp's physical comedy scenes in Benny and Joon. The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion reveals the inner workings of Chaplin's mesmerizing art as never before. Kamin illuminates the comedian's incredibly sophisticated visual comedy in disarmingly direct prose, providing new insights into how Chaplin achieved his legendary rapport with audiences and demonstrating why comedy created nearly a century ago remains fresh today. He then presents provocative new interpretations of each of the comedian's sound films, showing how Chaplin remained true to his silent comedy roots even as he kept reinventing his art for changing times. The book is lavishly illustrated with many never-before-published images of the comedian.
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  • PC TREASURES DBL FEATURE - CLASS COMEDY DUOS DVD MV

  • Features 2 Movies and a Cartoon. A priest a blonde and a gorilla walk up to the DVD display and each pick up Classic Comedy Duos featuring laurel amp;
    Features 2 Movies and a Cartoon. A priest a blonde and a gorilla walk up to the DVD display and each pick up Classic Comedy Duos featuring laurel amp; Hardy and Martin amp; Lewis. They go home make some popcorn and laugh themselves silly watching the movies. It s no joke! There s hilarious entertainment for all in this side-splitting collection of classic comedy capers from two of the greatest Comedy Duos to ever slip on a banana peel.The Flying Deuces: Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver HardyStan amp; Ollie star in this madcap escapade about 2 guys who join the foreign legion to forget an unhappy romance amp; then decide the legion is not the place for them. They are obviously correct but the legion insists they have joined for life which means their enlistments will be up soon as they are shot for desertion. Loaded with hair raising escapes classic routines amp; charming musical interludes. Runtime: 68 minutesAt War with the Army: Starring Jerry Lewis and Dean MartinThis slapstick classic stars the hilarious team of Jerry Lewis amp; Dean Martin in their first film together as stars. This laugh-packed romp showcases Lewis amazing talent for physical comedy especially in the unforgettable soda machine scene. Straight man martin delivers his usual suave singing performances while providing the perfect foil for Lewis over-the-top exuberance. A side-splitting must-see film for every fan of sight-gags amp; comic absurdity. Runtime: 93 MinutesGold Rush Gumby - CartoonSpecifications:R
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