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Kinds of Humor. Vocabulary Notebook. Vocabulary Notebook. Vocabulary Notebook. Two Categories. High Comedy : sophisticated or witty comedy, often making fun of grown-up society (intellectual humor)

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two categories
Two Categories
  • High Comedy: sophisticated or witty comedy, often making fun of grown-up society (intellectual humor)
  • Low Comedy: a less sophisticated, silly form of comedy that relies on physical jokes, horseplay, and slapstick humor

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banter
Banter
  • To banter is to tease or address in a witty or teasing manner. What can be funnier than passing witty remarks and indulging in some harmless teasing? Banter is a form of comedy that includes all this and much more!
blunder
Blunder
  • This is a genre of humor, which involves a character or a comedian making foolish mistakes, which seem humorous to others. There is one person who personifies this genre in humor and he is quite popular for his blunder-comedy - Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean.
caricature
Caricature
  • Caricature involves exaggerated portrayal of a person’s mental, physical, or personality traits in wisecrack form. Caricatures can be insulting, complimentary, political or can be drawn solely for entertainment too. (Think of the actors on Saturday Night Live who make fun of people!)
parody
Parody
  • Parody is defined as a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, by means of humorous or imitation. Parody imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, in a humorous way.
sitcom
Sitcom
  • Situational comedy, commonly known as ‘sitcom’ is a popular type of comedy. A humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life. There exist a large number of popular TV sitcoms, which are synonymous with this type of comedy.
slapstick
Slapstick
  • Slapstick humor is a boisterous form of comedy with chases, collisions and practical jokes where people just do silly things such as tripping, falling over or embarrassing themselves just to make people laugh.
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  • Using your new key terms, analyze the comedic techniques used in this Ellen clip.