High and Low Comedy By Peter Janetos AP English 11
High Comedy • High Comedy- Sophisticated witty humor • The Daily Show • Colbert Report • Any satirical comedy
Low Comedy • Low Comedy- Comedy emphasized by slapstick and horseplay. • Examples... Slipping on a banana peel. Getting punched in the face. Hit in the crotch.
Forms of High Comedy • Witty Poster Sayings...Rally to Restore Sanity Posters. “I like tea, and you’re kind of ruining it for me” “My President is black, this sign is blue” “I fought Nazi’s and they don’t look like Obama” “Christine O’Donnell turned me into a newt” “If they were still in power things would be a whole lot worse” http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-100-best-signs-at-the-rally-to-restore-sanity
Low Comedy • Examples...