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Why Is That So Funny?

A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy

By John Wright

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Why Is That So Funny? (A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy). Book. Softcover. 352 pages. Published by Limelight Editions (HL.332710).

ISBN 0879103434. 5.5x8.5 inches.

This unique exploration of the principles and practice of physical comedy starts with a discussion of the various types of laughter that can be provoked by performance. It then presents graduated sequences of over a hundred games and exercises devised to demonstrate and investigate the whole range of comic possibilities open to a performer. The result is an intensely practical and thoroughly stimulating investigation of how comedy works in physical terms.