Is all comedy based on the truth?
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Dave Chapelle: Black people and Chicken! - YouTube

Just another one from Chappele enjoy Pls like us on https://www.facebook.com/Standuptv13?ref=hl http://talentube.tv/watch_video.php?v=DU3X1KAKUMYX If you are...
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This video is one of Dave Chappelle's acts in the summer of 2012 discussing the stereotype of black people and their fond love for chicken. This is just a prime example of how others perceive blacks and their tastes. At some point in everyone's life, you will hear acts of racism, or may even say something racist; racism is everywhere. But should it exists? Is it bad that racism classifies different races separately? Or does each race need to know their place in society? There are many questions and factors that come to place with the subject of racism, and those are just a few. What do you think our would could be like without racism? How do we make our community culturally diverse?

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The relationship between comedy and truth

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Blog: Is comedy funnier when it's based in truth? Is comedy always based in truth on some level?
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This article, written by Guy Williams, discusses the distinct relationship between truth and comedy. He starts the article with two quotes, one of which stuck out to me. It reads: "The truth in funny. Honest discovery, observation, and reaction is better than contrived invention." This quote was taken from his book, title "Truth in Comedy." To me, the meaning of this quote basically states that the truth is funnier than a made up story. However, he does state that some false inclinations can be funny too. Thus, what makes the truth so important? Well, it is every comedians job to be "funny." Evidently, you will not be a comedian if you are not funny and do not get a laugh out of your crowd. But, to most, the truth is funny. Moreover, one must have a relevance to the subject, or an understanding of the material for it to be funny. For example, we go to school here at Collegiate every day, and when someone makes a joke about our community, everyone laughs because it is true and we are knowledgable in the subject matter, aka our school. Therefore, to close, comedy is distinctly reliant on our understanding of the truth, or what we perceive to be true.

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The Comedy Truth (Comedy_Truth) on Twitter

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The latest from The Comedy Truth (@Comedy_Truth). Is that what Larry Bird looks like after a few beers? Follow for some good jokes
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Theatre Tips: The Truth in Comedy

08.10.08: Topic of the day is "Finding the Truth in Comedy." Major Points: #1.) Try to make your characters still believable. #2.) Comedy works when the audi...
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Patton Oswalt | A CLOSED LETTER TO MYSELF ABOUT THIEVERY, HECKLING AND RAPE JOKES

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SOUTH PARK THE STICK OF TRUTH #16 - Oh, Canada!

Gameplay South Park The Stick of Truth - garanta já o seu com legendas em Português aqui: http://goo.gl/Sebyr8 Recomendo ver o video com tela cheia e volume ...
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CHIVALRY IS DEAD - Dave Chappelle Comedy-Truth in Society-Reputation-Alpha-Knight-Beta

DAVE CHAPPELLE CHIVALRY IS DEAD Profanity within video. ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `...
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When the Truth Hurts, Tell a Joke: Why America Needs Its Comedians by Roger Cohen, Ryan Richards | Humanity in Action

When the Truth Hurts, Tell a Joke: Why America Needs Its Comedians  by Roger Cohen, Ryan Richards | Humanity in Action | Is all comedy based on the truth? | Scoop.it
  “Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.” -Mary Hirsch, Humorist In perhaps his most famous…
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This article by Roger Cohen first describes one of Dave Chappelle's acts as a blind white supremacist who never realizes he is black. Cohen emphasizes that beneath comedy there exists a social commentary about race relations in the United States. It is almost as if someone is raising a mirror to confront realities that we often ignore. Cohen continues to state that for minority groups, "humor serves as a tool to neutralize the power of stereotypes that obstruct their path so equal participation in society." Now, many comedians may be occasionally crossing the line when it comes to these stereotypes, except that is what keeps the audience wanting more. This actually creates a positive comedy culture because it means that "comedians are pushing social boundaries." The laugh takes away the sting of the pain. Everyone can always get a little laugh out their own mistakes in real life as well. Lastly, stand-up is an easy way for someone to make it to the big stage, as all you really need is an ability to get a laugh out of your peers. 

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Comedy is Truth

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One of my favorite lines from any comedian is not a joke. It's a statement. George Carlin said, "A comedian shouldn't just make them laugh, he should also make them think. Stand up comedy is the ultimate forum to say whatever you want; to express yourself and talk about things that drive you mad.
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Wow! This TED Talk is definitely worth watching all the way through! Here, Jerry Corley discusses the roots of comedy, stating that comedy is "somewhere between poetry and lies." Yes, there is lots of humor that lies between the lines, but comedy circumvents our perspectives; it takes the base of our wisdom and transforms it through ridicule. It speaks to our "self-interest," which is part of our "survival package." Moreover, the best comedy and satire is that that comes from a place of honesty and integrity. Thus, yes, Corley argues that comedy does come from the truth!

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What Is Truth In Comedy?

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Most hardcore comedians and comedy lovers talk about the importance of truth in comedy.  Heck, they even wrote a book about it (called Truth In Comedy.  It's pretty famous.  You should read it). In...
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This podcast by two guys talks about the different levels of "truth." Sometimes, comedians might retell a story that took place in his/her life, but they may twist the truth; however, in a way, it is still true. Another example they employ is Louis C.K, who loves to curse in his acts, but theres a certain truth in his lies. For example, he once called his daughter an "asshole." Did he really? Nobody really knows but that is part of the comedy. One of the comedians in the podcast states that he never lies, but he does make things up. Say what?? He continues to state that when he is on stage, everything he is saying is supposed to be true. Sometimes there may be no truth in comedy, but it is trying to be based on the truth. There is this cycle that exists in comedy where comedians throw out lies on stage, but based on the truth. Again, in all, it is the comedians job to attract an audience, and have the yearn for more.

 

I do highly recommend listening to this podcast if you have time. It is very intriguing, but can be a bit confusing with what they are saying!

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Chelsea Peretti doesn't joke around about gender stereotypes - Daily Californian

Chelsea Peretti doesn't joke around about gender stereotypes - Daily Californian | Is all comedy based on the truth? | Scoop.it
Chelsea Peretti doesn't joke around about gender stereotypes
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Yet within her fantasies lie truth. All jokes aside, Peretti's quirky bits illustrated an even greater issue: male dominance in comedy.
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BBC Radio 4 - The Unbelievable Truth, Series 13, Episode 2

BBC Radio 4 - The Unbelievable Truth, Series 13, Episode 2 | Is all comedy based on the truth? | Scoop.it
Comedians try to smuggle truths past their opponents in David Mitchell's comedy panel game (18:30 The Unbelievable Truth: Comedians try to smuggle truths past their opponents in David Mitchell's comedy panel…
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The crisis in UK comedy according to outspoken club owner Noel Faulkner

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