Jimmy Carr, Lucy Greeves's The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes PDF

By Jimmy Carr, Lucy Greeves

Book Details:

ISBN: 0718148711
EAN: 9780718148713
ASIN: 0718148711
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Publication Date: 2006
Number of Pages: 336
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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This e-book is a historical past of humor and its cross-cultural makes use of. comprises countless numbers of examples within the kind of real jokes !

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Jimmy Carr (Born: 1972/09/15)

Author Description: James Anthony Patrick "Jimmy" Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English comic and humourist, recognized for his deadpan supply, darkish humour, and use of edgy one-liners. he's additionally a author, actor and presenter of radio and tv. Carr moved to a occupation in comedy in 2000 and has develop into a profitable British comic. After changing into tested as a slapstick comedian, Carr started to appear in a couple of Channel four tv exhibits, so much significantly because the host of the panel express eight out of 10 Cats.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/429891

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If gorillas w ere b etter at telling jokes they m ight not get such a raw deal w ith the zoos and the poachers and the shrinking natural habitat. M aybe it’s not the opposable th u m b thing holding them back, after all. N o o n e’s denying that apes are funny: m aking faces, throw ing p oo - you can tell th ey ’re m aking an effort. W hat they lack is a really good script editor. Laughter has always been part o f o u r repertoire o f noises. Like crying, w him pering and m oaning it’s an instinctive and universal m ode o f hum an expression.

T heir jokes are o f the m ore robust, practical variety. If you go to the circus you can be fairly confident that sticks will be slapped. C ustard pies will fly. All this m ay seem far rem oved from the sort o f playful, allusive verbal firew orks that decorate these pages. But clowns are the precursors o f m odern-day stand-up com ics, ju st as practical jokes are the ancient ancestors o f the one-liner. It’s not a straightforw ard lineage - the practical jo k e d id n ’t die o u t once the verbal jo k e evolved.

Arthur C. Clarke - 31 - This m akes a lot o f sense in the light o f o u r earlier observation that laughter evolved as a noise to com m unicate em otion. For a jo k e to give pleasure, it needs to be shared. T h a t’s one o f the reasons w hy hum an responses to particular jokes or even to hu m o u r in general are notoriously difficult to study in laboratory conditions. R o b ert Provine describes an abortive experim ent to study laughter in laboratory conditions by isolating individuals and playing them audio and video recordings o f G eorge Carlin, Joan R ivers, Saturday Night Live and so on.

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