Color of Comedy

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Comparison and contrast of the comedic style of two different comedians.

As a brief introduction, this paper was assigned to me during a English course called: American Humor.
The topic that the professor gave out to the students was to choose two comedians and compare and
contrast their styles of comedy. Quite simple right?

As a big fan of Chris Rock’s stand-up performances,
I elected to use him as my centerpiece and have Margaret Cho and John Lequizamo, who I also love, as
comparisons to him.

The main theme shared between all of the comedians is that they all use their culture
in their acts to arrive at one common goal, which is to make people laugh. In my essay I give examples
of how the comedians use their culture and the various cultural aspects that are selected.


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