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Laughter's A Funny Business; HOW HUMORISTS MAKE US LAUGH, Part I

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Series
Laughter's A Funny Business
Program
HOW HUMORISTS MAKE US LAUGH, Part I
Program Number

3

Series Description

Series comprised of 10 programs. During the course of a new NETRC series, Professor Edwin Burr Pettet of Brandeis University investigates what makes man laugh. Dealing chiefly with humor in theatre, Professor Pettet and other members of Brandeis University's faculty and student body discuss topics including conditions for laughter, incongruity, superiority inhibition, the clown, the farce, comedy and the development of humor, wit of situation, verbal wit, and parody, burlesque and satire.

Produced and directed by Greg Harney. Series release date: 1959

Program Description

Series Description: Series comprised of 10 programs. During the course of a new NETRC series, Professor Edwin Burr Pettet of Brandeis University investigates what makes man laugh. Dealing chiefly with humor in theatre, Professor Pettet and other members of Brandeis University's faculty and student body discuss topics including conditions for laughter, incongruity, superiority inhibition, the clown, the farce, comedy and the development of humor, wit of situation, verbal wit, and parody, burlesque and satire.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Educational
Topics
Psychology
Creators
Harney, Greg (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Laughter's A Funny Business; HOW HUMORISTS MAKE US LAUGH, Part I,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B80803491AD54370BA70A4802219533A.
MLA: “Laughter's A Funny Business; HOW HUMORISTS MAKE US LAUGH, Part I.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B80803491AD54370BA70A4802219533A>.
APA: Laughter's A Funny Business; HOW HUMORISTS MAKE US LAUGH, Part I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B80803491AD54370BA70A4802219533A
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