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The Art of Stand-Up Comedy

Daniel R. Smith

in Comedy and Critique: Stand-Up Comedy and the Professional Ethos of Laughter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200157
eISBN:
9781529200195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200157.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides a sociological theory of the stand-up comedian. It seeks to establish a theory of humour which arises in modern societies and the sociality that drives such humour. Although ... More


Humor in the Music Classroom

Bridget Sweet

in Growing Musicians: Teaching Music in Middle School and Beyond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199372065
eISBN:
9780190457662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372065.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 6 focuses on humor in the adolescent music classroom. Adolescents can be very funny people and humor provides a natural way to connect with and guide them. In addition, as adolescents can ... More


Los Orígenes Mallorquines: Eduardo Bonnín Aguiló and the Birth of the Cursillo de Cristiandad Movement

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

in The Cursillo Movement in America: Catholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607153
eISBN:
9781469608037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607153.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a group of longtime colleagues and friends of Eduardo Bonnín talking at length about his profound faith, humility, and sense of humor. During the course of the conversations, ... More


1996: Humor—His Oratorical Trademark

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Jack Reed’s trademark sense of humor. While he has been called on over the years to address such weighty issues as race relations, economic development, and politics, in 1996 ... More


A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Eli Lederhendler and Gabriel N. Finder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book bases its title on a joke by Groucho Marx who said (approximately, accounts differ) “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member”—a line that encapsulates one of the ... More


Conclusion

Katherine K. Preston

in George Frederick Bristow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043420
eISBN:
9780252052309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043420.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

The conclusion suggests a more rounded perception of Bristow. Letters he wrote to his daughter (1898) and condolence letters to his widow suggest a quirky sense of humor, love for his daughter, and ... More


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