The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy – that’s a brave statement to make but when you explore the feature article (with video / film clips) you can only be impressed. And though the focus is only on American comedy – if you have an interest in learning about the craft of writing plus comedy writing skills & successful visual techniques you are in for a treat!
And we here in grintage are keen to share intelligent features on the wide world of comedy as far and as wide as we can. So have a look at this article edited by Jesse David Fox with an impressive host of other writers, archivists and comedy historians for US ‘cultural’ website vulture.com
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE 100 Jokes and Clips and remember to give yourself enough of time to enjoy all the clips. At the end you will appreciate the brilliant research and work undertaken by Jesse. It is virtually the history of US tv and film comedy all rolled into one – starting in the early days of TV, records and even radio and then moving into modern times and VoD. This is also ideal material for film / tv tutors to use as training tools to boost comedy screen writing and direction in 3rd level media courses.
Thanks to Jesse, the editorial team & all at vulture.com.
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