Essays on comedy?
January 8, 2012 4:05 AM Subscribe
I am interested in clever analyses of contemporary comedy. Any recommendations?
posted by saturn~jupiter to media & arts (10 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I am a big fan of strange and genius comedy. I love watching it and I think so much about it and what exactly it is that makes it so funny. I long to read clever academic essays deconstructing the kinds of comedy that I love. Searching on google for this kind of thing yields nothing. Does anyone know of anything that I could read along these lines?
(I am not interested in reading about the jokes in prime time sitcoms. I am interesting in reading about obscurer, weirder comedy. For the record, my current comedic obsession is Tim and Eric. I ACHE for them and would love to read someone cleverer than me analyse what the hell makes them so funny.)