Humour and Eddie Izzard

Alexander Fehrn-Christensen, Anne-Sophie W. Frausing, Anna Volkova, Jeppe Ask Sørensen, Mia Renner Alstrup, Tatyana Peneva & Thorbjørn Holmegaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

Throughout history, humour has been used as a means of entertainment and communication. Through different types of analysis, this paper seeks to conclude on the communicative advantages of stand-up, and how humour can be broken down into something concrete and relatable. Applying these analytical tools to stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard's show Dress to Kill, and comparing his work to historical and cultural milestones of stand-up comedy, a conclusion is sought towards which methods can be applied in order to appear humorous, and evoke laughter. Being a transvestite, Eddie Izzard is an interesting example of how culture, incongruity and linguistics can be used in various ways within comedy and humour.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2013
VejledereZoran Lee Pecic