Language of Comedy

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Leading comedians and writers share their insights into how people manipulate language to generate humour and what this reveals about society. 

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How do we use language in comedy? What is the social importance of comedy? What are the techniques used with language to create different types of humour?

This series looks at how people manipulate language to generate humour, and what this reveals about the naute of comedy and its function in society.

Each video consists of short interviews with leading comedians and writers, each illustrating ideas about the language of comedy with examples of their work.