Projekt om Humor i forhold til tabuer: Hold kæft, hvor er det sjovt

Clara Louise Corstorphine, Asta Nørgaard, Emil Sevel Rudolf, Yasmin Ouahmane, Sarah Belkacem, Dagny Bach Hoppe, Sebastian Alexander Frier Harttung & Amalie Madsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The following paper analyses, through the use of Peter McGraw and Caleb Warren’s Benign Violation Theory and Christine Béal and Kerry Mullan’s analysis theory, how our chosen comedians use humour to portray taboo, specifically violence within personal relationships (marriage, family etc.). The analysis builds upon three chosen cases of humour in which the portrayal of violence in personal relationships is central. These cases are as follows; Jonatan Spang’s stand-up comedy show Familie, Anders Matthesen’s animated comedy film Terkel i Knibe and the Danish sketch-comedy group Drengene fra Angora’s skit, Landmandssønnerne og far. Firstly, the results of this analysis have shown, that it is indeed possible to create humour through the use of taboo, and that this can happen in many different ways. This is evident in our chosen cases, which each have their own way of portraying violent taboo, and creating humour in spite of the difficult subject matter. Furthermore, the analysis shows how in order to create humour out of difficult and taboo subjects, it is necessary to maintain a balance between the taboo subject matter (in our case violence) and other benign elements in the humour. This serves to create a relaxed and “safe” atmosphere in which it is possible to laugh at difficult subjects, such as violence and abuse in personal relationships.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato24 maj 2016
VejledereCarsten Levisen


  • Violation
  • Tabu
  • Benign
  • Vold
  • Humor