Resource: Nice Article on Pop Culture References in Comedy
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.