Comedy and Social Science

– Comedy and Social Science: Towards a Methodology of Funny (Routledge Advances in Sociology) 1st Edition, e-Book by Cate Watson(Author) While there have been many sociological and psychological studies of humor, few can claim to be funny. Humor may be regarded as a legitimate topic for social scientists, but in general, they present their research…

The Tragic Clowns

The Tragic Clowns: An Analysis of the Short Lives of John Belushi, Lenny Bruce, and Chris Farley. Paperback – October 17, 2009 by Joe Guse (Author) This book provides a psychological profile of John Belushi, Lenny Bruce, and Chris Farley, and attempts to examine the pathos that exists in the inner worlds of comedians. Editorial…

Campaign Comedy

Campaign Comedy: Political Humor from Clinton to Kennedy (Humor in Life and Letters Series) Hardcover – May 1, 1994 by Gerald Gardner (Author) The issues of our presidential elections and the virtues and flaws of our candidates come into sharp focus when illuminated by the wit of political observers. America’s humorists brighten the electoral scene,…

The Spirituality of Comedy

The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World – January 30, 1995 by Conrad Hyers (Author) To understand comedy is to understand humanity, for the comic sense is central to what it means to be human. Nearly all the major issues with which human beings have exercised themselves are touched upon in some…

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows: How Late-Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke Hardcover – March 5, 2008 by Russell Peterson (Author) It is no coincidence that presidential candidates have been making it a point to add the late-night comedy circuit to the campaign trail in recent years. In 2004, when John Kerry decided it was time to…

Improv Leadership

Improv Leadership: A Comedian’s Guide to Effective Leadership in an Unscripted Workplace Paperback – April 1, 2017  by Andrew Bright (Author), Kimberlyn Bridges (Editor), & 1 more Improv is amazing. There is no script and no director. You don’t hold a meeting before starting the scene or vote for the best idea before moving forward.…