The purpose of comedy is to take something bad and make it good. More specifically, it is to take the status quo and change it for the better. This is what I gather from literary theorist Herman Northrop Frye, one of the greatest influences on my philosophical views toward comedy. In his…
[A great piece from Jesse Elias on his perspective on comedy]
Up Yours, Downstairs! (Downton Abbey Podcast) by Kelly Anneken and Tom Schenider. Episode 1: “Felix, If You’re Listening, I’m Not Sorry”. Download Link: Here. Show’s Twitter: @5maggiesmiths . Facebook Fan Page: Here.
[Kelly Anneken (comedian) and Tom Schenider (funny husband) give a rude, crude, and true take on the phenomenon from across the pond. A sister show to Bores, Swords, and Gore, the podcast recaps the minutia of its subject, while providing enough of a gateway for new fans and interpretations.]