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Resource: Nice Article on Pop Culture References in Comedy

March 18, 2011

Thanks to my friend Kat who pointed me towards this thoughtful article on the longevity of television humour.  I think about this issue a lot with stand-up comedy, the push and pull between acknowledging current events and bringing in universal truths that are as true today as they were a thousand years ago. 

In the next six months I plan to try and design a 5 minute chunk that is “timeless,” i.e. no pop cultural, technology, or political references.  I expect it will be difficult.  Anyone ever tried this?

Here’s the article. 

Have a good weekend, and if you’re around Sunday come check out Sunday Night Live with the Sketchersons at Comedy Bar, 9:30pm.  I just joined the cast, and I’m loving it. Here’s a clip:

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