Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (2) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread
Author: MichaelRead Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8418  
Subject: Re: The laugh track Date: 4/15/2012 2:40 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
What is funny? What tickles your funny bone? Possibly it’s to the person and what is funny to me isn’t to you. I like fart jokes but you may not. Some believe humor is to their situational and it’s funny because it impacts that situation; lawyers laugh at lawyer jokes because they understand the premise. We laugh at lawyer jokes because we laugh at lawyers. But is humor jokes? There’s an argument exposition of a theme is humor such as S. J. Perelman at al where premise and juxtaposition create a view in which appreciation of premise elicits laugher. Jerome K. Jerome is still funny years after written in the 1930s.

But this thread is my anti- laugh track and my premise the introduction of it has demeaned the writing of humor.

Since its introduction it has morphed into more than adding a laugh but also meaning. A spoken line may be followed by specific response such as oohs and aahs decided upon by the ‘value’ of the line. Such sophistication would seem to bring audience response but is not a response to humor but furthering a premise line.

I ain’t finished yet.

MichaelR
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (2) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Medallion Financial: TAXI!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement