Questions About Comedy

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jyans cole

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 2:12pm [Edited]
  • United States
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I don't know if this is the right place, but I've suddenly become interested in the nuances of a joke. I figured that since many of you on this message board are comedians (or aspiring) or at least care a good deal about comedy I could get some good info. For any of you out there who feel inclined to answer, I just have a few short questions.

In your opinion, what is the most important part(s) in telling a joke?

Is there a certain structure to a joke that makes it "funnier"?

What kind of jokes do you think are the funniest or that get the most positive reaction?

What is something that really takes away from a joke?

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Aaron

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 4:33pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: jyans cole @ 29th October 2020, 2:12 PM

In your opinion, what is the most important part(s) in telling a joke?

Jokes - especially traditional ones - are always built on some element of surprise, so timing is key.

Quote: jyans cole @ 29th October 2020, 2:12 PM

Is there a certain structure to a joke that makes it "funnier"?

I think it's more dependent upon the teller.

Quote: jyans cole @ 29th October 2020, 2:12 PM

What is something that really takes away from a joke?

It being very laboured: either slow and plodding, or unknowingly unoriginal.