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Do you like ‘cringeworthy’ shows?

Is The Office one of the cringiest shows out there?

Embrace The Cringe

Exactly why do we find ‘cringeworthy’ shows like The Office funny? This excellent 7 minute video explores how to show their characters at their most ‘real’.

In authentic moments of weakness we find a style of comedy distinct from more traditional ‘gag’ based shows. It is not comedy that will always have you laughing out loud, perhaps because it lacks the element of surprise of a conventional joke, but it is one that is extremely effective if the character dynamics are right



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