Comedy Genre Series
Posted on 24 January 2013
I thought with the new year I would start a series of articles. This series will deal with comedy genres: from the sublimity of surreal humour to the ridiculousness of slapstick.
I will be looking closely at the elements that make up these genres and those comedians and productions that epitomise them. The genre categories I have put together definitely overlap. But for discussion purposes, it’s handy grouping things one way or another. Below is my initial list. Let me know if I have missed anything.
|Burlesque||Comedy of manners|
|Observational comedy||Narrative comedy|
|Sketch comedy||Adventure comedy|
|Comedy of errors|
|Physical comedy||Comedy of ideas|
|Improvisational comedy||Word play|
|Prop comedy||Surreal comedy|
Peace and kindness,