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The Resource Why stand-up matters : how comedians manipulate and influence, Sophie Quirk

Why stand-up matters : how comedians manipulate and influence, Sophie Quirk

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Why stand-up matters : how comedians manipulate and influence
Title
Why stand-up matters
Title remainder
how comedians manipulate and influence
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Quirk
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Funny, lively and unpredictable, stand-up comedy is above all a medium to be enjoyed. Popular as a good night out and packing the TV schedules, stand-up permeates British society and culture. Ubiquitous though it is, we are generally reluctant to consider comedy's social consequences. When comedians offend we seem ready to consider the potential for stand-up to do some wider harm, yet we rarely consider the good that it might do. This book looks at the social and political impact of stand-up comedy in both its positive and negative forms. Drawing on exclusive interviews with comedians such as Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Joe Wilkinson and Mark Thomas, and examples of comic material on everything from revolution, terrorism and homosexuality, to knitting and the inefficiency of the home shower, it explores comedy's role in determining our attitudes and opinions. While revealing the conventions comics use to manage audience response, Sophie Quirk demonstrates how comedy audiences allow themselves to be manipulated, and the potential harm - and real benefits - that may arise from 'just' being funny
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Quirk, Sophie
Dewey number
792.7/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1969.C65
LC item number
Q57 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Stand-up comedy
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Comedians
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Comedians
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Performing Arts
Label
Why stand-up matters : how comedians manipulate and influence, Sophie Quirk
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joking is Manipulation -- Why Comedians Need Manipulation -- Safe Space: From Manipulation to Influence -- The Tools of Manipulation -- A Manipulative Environment -- Manipulating Responses -- Comic Licence and Manufacturing Consensus -- Persona and Status -- Efficacy and Influence -- Is Stand-up Comedy an Appropriate Medium for Debate? -- How Stand-up Matters -- Conclusion: Can Stand-up Change the World?
Control code
918892699
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472578952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918892699
Label
Why stand-up matters : how comedians manipulate and influence, Sophie Quirk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joking is Manipulation -- Why Comedians Need Manipulation -- Safe Space: From Manipulation to Influence -- The Tools of Manipulation -- A Manipulative Environment -- Manipulating Responses -- Comic Licence and Manufacturing Consensus -- Persona and Status -- Efficacy and Influence -- Is Stand-up Comedy an Appropriate Medium for Debate? -- How Stand-up Matters -- Conclusion: Can Stand-up Change the World?
Control code
918892699
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472578952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918892699

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