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Humor in Numbers: Funny Girls creates comedy by women, for everyone
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There was a time, only a few years ago, when the Grand Rapids Improv Festival didn't have a single all-female group in its lineup. Taking note, a group of women came together in 2015 to fill that void with Funny Girls, a mixed-media collective of ...



CNN

The sad clown: The deep emotions behind stand-up comedy
CNN
Does one need a mental struggle to be funny? Or is it that ... of anxiety. More recently, an often-quoted study from 1975 (PDF) theorized that humor can leave the comedian with a feeling of control over a situation in which they would otherwise be ...



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How to add humor to your speech—without being a comedian
PR Daily (registration)
Pay attention to the stuff you find really funny, and ask yourself, "What is it about these things that makes me laugh?" Do you like puns, rants, observational humor, slapstick or double entendres? Whatever it is, make note of it. The style of humor ...

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Why Men Aren't Funny (Or, How Spectacularly Wrong Christopher Hitchens Was About Women and Comedy)
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That men are funnier than women is taken as a given, and as anyone who's written about comedy can tell you, nothing sucks the humor out of something faster than trying to explain why it's funny. So good luck trying to out-maneuver Hitch here; we're on ...



New Republic

Comedy Won't Defeat Trump, But That's Not the Point
New Republic
“Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job,” read one tweet. Trump is also reportedly upset over an SNL skit where Melissa McCarthy imitated Sean Spicer, Trump's ... Moore's optimism that humor can topple Trump is at odds with Nussbaum's ...

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Huffington Post

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Is A Funny, Horrifying, Truthful Take On Racism
Huffington Post
During his Q&A, Peele said that comedy and horror are both about tension and release. He said that writing comedy and horror were both “exercising the same muscle,” so perhaps he couldn't help but insert some of his much-lauded humor into the piece ...
Buffa: 'Get Out' is an uncomfortably funny and creepy rideKSDK.com
'Get Out' turns contemporary racism into absurdist, comedic nightmareMiami Student
Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' uses horror and hilarity to examine a truly terrifying subject: racismRocky Mountain Collegian
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The Denver Post

Movie review: “The Comedian” isn't coming off as funny
The Denver Post
What makes this so hard is the subjectivity of humor. A joke that prompts a belly laugh for one person — or for one audience — can leave others with sour stomachs. The title character in “The Comedian” is Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro), a washed-up ...

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Medical News Today

The neuroscience of humor investigated
Medical News Today
A study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience takes a look inside the brains of professional comedians and compares them with less humorous humans. They attempt to home in on the seat of creative humor and ... They wrote two versions of text - one ...



Green Bay Press Gazette

De Pere's Melts With You: Humor, sandwiches
Green Bay Press Gazette
I like to use humor whenever I can and find it funny that we have big, burly guys working here with a pink color scheme,” Arndorfer said. A theater major, he says that humor and creativity are part of his makeup. Locating next to the home of a comedy ...



Chronicle Independent

James Gregory, Mr. Funny Guy
Chronicle Independent
(Due to illeness, James Gregory's performance at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County has been postponed until May 25 at 7 p.m. The FAC says it will honor tickets for the rescheduled performance. If you cannot attend that date, the FAC will ...


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