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Common Strategies of Animated Comedy

As an independent filmmaker specializing in animated comedy, I’d like to share my thoughts and observations on how to create projects intended to make people laugh (in a good way). By taking a close look at recent popular shows and movies (i.e. Simpsons, Family Guy, Shrek, etc) I’ve outlined a brief analysis that identifies some of the major strategies of humor used in many of today’s animated television programs and shows, as well as the advantages/disadvantages of implementing them. Just a note before we continue: this article […]

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Lighten Things Up With Retirement Jokes

Most people approach retirement in a gloomy countenance. They approach it as if it is a surrender to the hands fate and debilitation of the body. So it is important that one will help them realize that it is something to be accepted since it is an inevitable stage in one’s life. But how can one do that? It’s simple: poke fun at retirement. Retirement jokes, like ones said on speeches are popular. Speeches tend to become emotional that it hinges every one in the room in […]

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Improve Comedy for Speakers

Public speaking. For some, the mere thought of getting up in front of a group of people and presenting a speech is more terrifying than heights, snakes, or even death. Imagine how terrified those people would be if they were asked to get in front of an audience and speak with nothing prepared in advance, no script, no speech, no nothing. Sound crazy? Well that is what Improvisational Comedians do every day. Improvisational (or “Improv“) Comedy is a form of theater where a group of actors take […]

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Fact Is Funnier Than Comedy

When I need a chuckle, I try to watch a sitcom or read the funnies. When my need for comedy is greater, then I invest my time in watching a complete movie. But when nothing but the funniest will do, I just observe the so-called real world around me. The fact that this is really happening makes all the weird stuff all the more funny. To begin with, one tends to have a basic expectation of common sense from people. But the word common is misleading, as […]

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Tax Quotes and Jokes for Tax Season

Like death, paying taxes is inevitable. In the case of most Americans, tax season is just around the corner. If only paying taxes was so easy. As you begin pulling out those receipts, the eraser and reading plain English tax instructions that Einstein couldn’t figure out, you’re going to need a good laugh. Here you go: 1. I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. 2. People who complain about […]

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Party Jokes – Startling But Unnecessary

Here, I focus on a range of items and features that we use in life without giving them a second thought such as Coca Cola, body muscles and holding ones own breath. Though, most of these notes are not fundamentally necessary, they are such that you can use them for a good laugh, at a drinks party or for picking up women or men. 1) Coca-Cola: Did you know that its original colour was green? 2) Mohammed: Did you know that this is the most used name […]

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Jokes and Riddles – How to Write Them

Just listening to or reading jokes and riddles may “wake up” your brain, but it is creating them that really exercises your brainpower. The process requires you to use both logical and lateral thinking skills. How do you do it, then? Jokes and riddle don’t come to mind randomly. In fact, after watching how many comedians create their routines, I am convinced that they use what I call “humor algorithms,” even if they do so unconsciously. You can learn to do the same, but consciously, and as […]

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Are You Looking for Quality Comedy Entertainment?

Are you looking for quality comedy entertainment? Check out ComedySportz for a great show everyone in your family or group will love. 1. ComedySportz is funny improvisation played as a sport. It is excellent entertainment for people of all ages. 2. Two teams improvise while acting out scenes, games, and songs as they compete for points and laughes from the audience. There are referees who monitor play and the National Anthem is played before every game. The winning team is chosen by the audience who takes a […]

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The Three Stooges Classic Comedy Icons

Ahhhh…The Three Stooges…Classic slapstick comedy and an American tradition. Who hasn’t seen a Stooge classic film short? But, who were these men who brought their caustic brand of physical comedy into our living rooms and theaters? We all know them as Curly, Larry and Moe, but when they first started in1922 they were with a vaudeville act called Ted Healy and his Stooges (which was originally called Ted Healy and his Southern Gentlemen). The ensemble consisted of Ted Healy, brothers Harry Moses Howard (Moe), Samuel Howard (Shemp) […]

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Learn to Comedy Craps Tips and Strategies

Be smart, comedy smart, and apprentice how to comedy craps the appropriate way! Is it accepted or a scam? Let’s booty a look. I doubtable that the angle of dice ascendancy is a big-money industry (perhaps, multi-million dollars annually). You name it and they advertise it: books, tapes, seminars, full-size conveyance craps tables, half-size tables (a.k.a. throwing stations), bung bars, dice, and conveyance grippers. But is it absolute or aloof an busy hoax to blackmail you out of your hard-earned money? The acknowledgment seems so obvious. Sadly, […]

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