Skip to content

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:

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: