Comic Technique

Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - a sense of humor...

The work of physical and vocal comedy.  The rules of humor from punning to irony.   The study of how find humor in darkness, grotesquery, incongruity, surprise, comparison and contrast.  How to inspire your own silliness and personal grotesquery. 

Here, we study entrances and exits, surprise, comic critique, topping, and clowning - with a focus on the bawdy, fantasy/surrealism, literary parody, physical comedy/slapstick, ridicule, satire, and verbal wit

  • Text:  Building a Character
  • Scene Work:  Two person scenes from G.B. Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Moliere, Peter Barnes, Shakespeare,
  • Exercises:  silliness, grotesquery, surprise, flibbertygibbit, topping, clowning and gallows humor.

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