First Thursday: The Art of Comedy (pictures)

First, Dhaya broke us up into groups and asked us to brainstorm about people/events/anything we found funny. Why was it funny? 

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Then, we watched clips from a variety of different comedians (Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Mitch Hedberg, Margaret Cho) and talked about what did…or didn’t make those comedians funny. 

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Next, Dhaya explained different comedic devices. She talked about a joke she is working on and we discussed ways she could improve/expand the joke for one of her sets. 

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Finally, everyone got a chance to stand up and perform a joke that they had workshopped in their respective groups.

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Look at how brave Austenne is! She did a fantastic job, too!