The Spit Take

Comedy Criticism: Is It Ever Justified?

Comedy criticism is a strange topic and not something that the ordinary man on the street would ever think about. After all, a joke is a joke, surely. However, as readers of this blog will discover, there is more to it than deciding whether a comedian is funny or not. Some critics prefer the old-style stand-up, where the audience knows that a joke is building up to a punch-line. Others like more intellectual satire based on real-life and current situations. Who's to say if one is funnier than the other? Read on for a further discussion on the topic.

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