Laughter in the Living Room

Laughter in the Living Room

For more than fifty years some very funny people have been entering American homes through television's big picture window.

Author: Michael Tueth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820468452

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

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For more than fifty years some very funny people have been entering American homes through television's big picture window. From Lucy and Uncle Miltie, to Archie Bunker and Marge Simpson, certain comic stars of television history have become not just cultural icons, but friends of the family. This comprehensive study of the most successful television comedies - including domestic sitcoms, workplace comedies, variety shows, late-night comedy, animated comedy, and more - reveals that, unlike the comedy found in film, on stage, in comedy clubs and concert halls, television's presentation of comic characters and stories must negotiate a relationship with the more privatized and value-laden environment of each American home that it enters.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reeling with Laughter

Reeling with Laughter

In this volume, Tueth provides the background of each film’s production and discusses their audience reception, critical appraisal, and the qualities that have characterized these enduring works.

Author: Michael V. Tueth

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810883680

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 840

Film comedy has been around as long as cinema itself. Over the years, particular forms of the genre have emerged, evolved, and spawned other branches of comedy. While these subgenres may vary in their approach to humor, all of them have the same goal: amusing audiences. In Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies—From Anarchy to Mockumentary, Michael V. Tueth examines some of the most enjoyable comic movies of all time. Beginning with the anarchic romp Duck Soup (1933), each chapter explores a specific subgenre through a representative film. Along with the Marx Brothers’ classic, other subgenres discussed in this volume include romantic comedy (It Happened One Night), screwball comedy (Bringing Up Baby and What’s Up, Doc?), musical comedy (Singin’ in the Rain), sex farce (Some Like It Hot), satire (Dr. Strangelove), parody (Young Frankenstein), neurotic comedy (Annie Hall), Dionysian comedy (Animal House), mockumentary (Waiting for Guffman), and animated comedy (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut). In this volume, Tueth provides the background of each film’s production and discusses their audience reception, critical appraisal, and the qualities that have characterized these enduring works. Reeling with Laughter will appeal to film students, as well as the general public eager to revisit these great American films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Living and Coping with Epilepsy My Way

Living and Coping with Epilepsy  My Way

We all like to have a good laugh, but do we do it enough? Laughter is such a positive thing; it generates positive energy, opens your heart and elevates ...

Author: Cara Coles

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782797456

Category: Self-Help

Page: 114

View: 713

You really can have anything you want out of life, no matter what. Living and Coping with Epilepsy, My Way is about the author's journey living and dealing with epilepsy, finding the law of attraction, and how her life has changed since then.
Categories: Self-Help

Laughter Heals

Laughter Heals

I grabbed her up into my arms and said, "Little lady, are you ready for a bath? ... She got into the living room and Mercedes was laughing, because all of ...

Author: Ms. Dorothy A. Dukes


ISBN: 9781105277139



View: 758


Living with Love Laughter Lemonade

Living with Love  Laughter   Lemonade

Their names were Steven and Marissa , and for whatever reason , they shared a bond that no one understood . Steven was a foster child , and had been in ...

Author: Paul S. Bodner

Publisher: Dad's Lemonade Stand Incorporated

ISBN: 0974302511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 177

View: 385

As part of a scholarship contest, over 7,000 stories were submitted and judged by an editorial board based upon story and style. 97 entries were selected to be published, with a byline credit awarded to the winning authors. Yuba City, California student Britt Flaherty wrote the winning story. Her story is a moving, emotional tribute to a teacher who made a difference that will last forever. "Everyone has had a teacher who really made a difference in their lives," said Bodner. "This book is unique because we publish the words as they were written, in the voice of the young person. It is a positive, appreciative voice that is honest and emotional, and it carries a message that makes us all appreciate those who are supportive in our lives."
Categories: Self-Help

Laughter Salad

Laughter Salad

She expected me to be very attentive, and I found myself sitting up a little straighter, pen poised and ready to take down her thoughts.

Author: Kimberly Ann Borin, Edd

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475937534

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 639

Stories define our experiences and connect us to our global community. In "Laughter Salad," author Dr. Kimberly Ann Borin narrates the moments that have defined her life as an athlete, teacher, counselor, and traveler a mixture of laughter and nourishment. In this collection of inspirational true stories and playful art, Borin shares vignettes and times of synchronicity, serendipity, and miracles that bring us closer to our heart s desires reminders that we are exactly where we need to be. Including tales of her travels around the world, "Laughter Salad" tells of Borin riding her bicycle across the United States, running a fifty-mile race, healing from a concussion, and learning how to be a performance artist. Funny, sincere, humbling, and comforting, Borin s experiences remind us that we are precious and that we each have a gift to bring to the world. Through the stories told, "Laughter Salad" communicates that our journeys matter, and that along the way we offer gifts to make the world a better, brighter place."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

No Regrets Love Laughter and Life with Colon Cancer

No Regrets  Love  Laughter and Life with Colon Cancer

Since I spend a lot of time around the house these days, I've been looking at rearranging the living room and making a few changes.

Author: Patsy Petzold


ISBN: 9781365002915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 547

Patsy was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer February 25th, 2013. She was 34 years old, a happy, healthy mother of 3 with no symptoms or family medical history of colorectal cancer. Her next 3 years would be filled with chemo, surgeries, CT/PET scans and disappointments as treatment failed to clear the cancer. But they were also filled with happiness, faith, love, laughter, advocacy and dancing. We put her writings together in order that others can benefit from her amazing spirit and so we can share her with the world. This is the book she always wanted to write.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Only When I Laugh Doctor

Only When I Laugh  Doctor

A bedwas made for Mick inthe living roomand a cheery fire waskept burning. ... visits,and such was the laughter coming from the living room attimes, ...

Author: Robert Clifford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751557152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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An omnibus edition of Oh Dear, Doctor!, Look Out Doctor! and Surely Not, Doctor!, this volume follows the further exploits of Dr Bob Clifford in his country practice on the Somerset coast. Small though the town of Tadchester may be, nobody could accuse it of being sleepy. Not when stream of patients flocking to the surgery include Mrs. Short with her secret addiction, the absent-minded, incontinent vicar of St Peter's, the little greengrocer for whom an operation could restore marital duties with his huge bowler- hatted wife . . . not forgetting the entire rugby team from Drake's College who develop a mysterious and embarrassing ailment after an away match at a London night club . . . And even off-duty, life of Dr Bob is far from dull. Especially when it involves ailments at a writers' summer school, a camping holiday in France with his elderly, eccentric father-in-law and, ironically, a spell in hospital . . .
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beautiful Stranger

Beautiful Stranger

Laughter. of. the. Upper. Ten. Percent. “Ladies. and gentlemen, look to your right.” Anna dutifully turned to her right. Sitting on the folding chair next ...

Author: Zoey Dean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316041607

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 636

Anna decides to take an end-of-summer getaway-to get away from her drama-filled LA life. So she packs her Louis Vuitton, grabs her close friend Sam, and heads to the Big Apple. Between trips to the Met and shopping at Bendel's, the girls are living the A-List life on Anna's home turf. But their trip isn't exactly a vacation. Sam is here to spy on Eduardo and decode his recent strange behavior. Will what she discovers send her hopping on the next private jet back to Beverly Hills? And who is the beautiful stranger who appears on Anna's Upper East Side doorstep? Anna begins to wonder whether she wants to head back west again-especially since Ben seems to have moved on . . . with someone who isn't a stranger at all. When it comes to the A-List, there's drama coast to coast.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Who s Laughing Now

Who   s Laughing Now

Feminist Perspectives on Humour and Laughter Anna Frey ... I heard a familiar peal of laughter erupting from the guest living room where everyone was ...

Author: Anna Frey

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781772583182

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 846

From dour old women to buzzkills who can't take a joke, the stereotype of the humourless feminist has repeatedly been deployed to derail and delegitimize the women's rights movement. This collection skips the tired debates that ask whether feminists can be funny—we know the answer to this already—to instead investigate contemporary expressions and functions of humour within international feminist movements and communities. This interdisciplinary volume showcases critical analyses of cultural texts and events, personal accounts of producing and encountering feminist humour, and creative interruptions that pair laughter with insight. As a whole, this work seeks to sideline caricatures of the humourless feminist by promoting a vision of a diverse movement vibrant with innovative, generous, threatening, and, ultimately, triumphant laughter.
Categories: Social Science

Art and Laughter

Art and Laughter

Drawing on the traditions of Pop Art, where art as a commodity and product became a focus, Fleury creates installations that simulate retail-shopping spaces ...

Author: Sheri Klein

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857732774

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 635

This is the first book to take seriously (though not too seriously) the surprisingly neglected role of humour in art. "Art and Laughter" looks back to comic masters such as Hogarth and Daumier and to Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art, asking what makes us laugh and why. It explores the use of comedy in art from satire and irony to pun, parody and black and bawdy humour. Encouraging laughter in the hallowed space of the gallery, Sheri Klein praises the contemporary artist as 'clown' - often overlooked in favour of the role of artist as 'serious' commentator - and takes us on a tour of the comic work of Red Grooms, Cary Leibowitz, 'The Hairy Who', Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Koons, William Wegman, Vik Muniz, and many more. She seeks out those rare smiles in art - from the Mona Lisa onwards - and highlights too the pleasures of the cute, the camp and the downright kitsch.
Categories: Art

War Love and Laughter

War  Love and Laughter

The atmosphere became a little more relaxed, but then the door to the living room opened and there stood my grandfather, David. He came in and sat at his ...


Publisher: Memoirs Foundation

ISBN: 9780980717259

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 64

View: 467

Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Rivers of Sadness Gladness and Fears Struggles and Triumphs Laughter and Tears Bygone Years

Rivers of Sadness  Gladness and Fears  Struggles and Triumphs  Laughter and Tears  Bygone Years

after fifteen years, achasah and her two teenaged daughters arrived in ... room each morning achasah watched from the door of the living room as her sister, ...

Author: Barbara Myles Hampton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483658445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 172

The message of this book voices the many struggles a family born, reared and affected by the times great poverty, yet great riches of spirit that helped them to endure and persevere. The house with its extremes, cold during the winter months and steamy hot in the summer, moved them forward. The five-room house with its lacks, no electricity, no inner walls gave them hope for better times. There is one chapter in the book for each family member's deeds as seen through the eyes of the author. Documents and pictures are included to validate the contents of the book.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fun and Laughter on our Summer Holiday

Fun and Laughter on our Summer Holiday

Melanie showed us the living room, the only room to have internal filming after the family had sold and left. We were allowed to roam alone inside the house ...

Author: Eileen Edwards

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467886093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 612

View: 813

"Fun And Laughter On A Summer Holiday" continues to show Eileen's amazing observation and her keenness to learn as much as possible about each place she is to visit. Reading about each day is a joy. One day you will be crying with the emotion expressed, but then this will soon be followed with laughter. You will be laughing out loud with Eileen's unique sense of humor.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theatre and Laughter

Theatre and Laughter

Shadow laughter The classic comic plot strategy of avoidance, ... aside by intercutting a character's disingenuous utterance with a living-room rebuttal 31.

Author: Eric Weitz

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137356093

Category: Art

Page: 108

View: 540

This stimulating introduction to laughter in theatre and performance examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two. Exploring the many uses and effects of laughter in theatre, Eric Weitz considers laughter as a tool of political resonance, as social commentary, and as one of the oldest rhetorical devices.
Categories: Art

Law Life and Laughter

Law  Life and Laughter

As a child, when I could not sleep, I often went downstairs to the living room, where I knew I would find my mother and there, at 11, 12, 1 o'clock in the ...

Author: Irvine Smith

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845023850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 124

Legendary Sheriff Irvine Smith QC is one of the most formidable criminal lawyers of his generation. Called to the Bar in 1953, he was involved as Counsel in some of Scotland's biggest cases, including the 'Glasgow Bank Raid', known at the time as 'the crime of the century'. He also defended five capital murder trials before the abolition of the death penalty and knew the full responsibility of trying to keep defendants from the gallows. He later became a Sheriff, quickly building a reputation as a no-nonsense judge with a sharp intellect and a dry and ready wit. He presided over the test case in the Ibrox Disaster. He was also one of the finest after dinner speakers of his generation, especially on the theme of St Andrew and Burns. This talent took him to many venues across the world. Irvine Smith's personal recollections are both frank and entertaining, charting the highs and lows of a remarkable life and career lived to the full.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy

Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy

All the boys and girls in the Canadian Children's Opera Company that Anna sings with will be sitting in the balcony in their black and white uniforms.

Author: Manjusha Pawagi

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 9781772600469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 124

Manjusha Pawagi, a successful family court judge, has written a not-so-typical memoir about her experience with cancer. Wryly funny and stubbornly hopeful, this is her quirky take on what it's like to face your own mortality when, to be honest, you thought you'd live forever. She describes how even the darkest moments of life can be made worse with roommates; details how much determination it takes to ignore the statistics; and answers the age-old question: what does it take to get a banana popsicle around here?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga

I was awake at 4 a.m. and pacing up and down my living room, desperate to find a solution to the stress I was facing. An idea came to me: if laughter was ...

Author: Madan Kataria

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529308068

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 913

'Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time...I've tried it, and it works.' - Oprah Winfrey With Laughter Yoga, join the worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine! This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of the day - no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humour! Laughter Yoga is all about voluntary laughter - how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss and enhanced mood. If you act happy, you'll become happy - your body can't tell the difference. The exercises in Laughter Yoga combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full mind-body workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: 30 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine. 'Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.' - John Cleese, after visiting a laughter club in Mumbai during the filming of BBC's TV series The Human Face 'Laughter yoga exemplifies a form of 'right-brain thinking' that managers should promote.' - Daniel H. Pink
Categories: Self-Help

Love Loss Life Laughter and More

Love  Loss  Life Laughter  and More

Mumbai life is almost similar, but the change in atmosphere and the cultural shock were challenging. Just then, she enters the living room looking hot, ...

Author: Ritu Kakar

Publisher: Ajitabha Publishers

ISBN: 9789390760091

Category: Fiction

Page: 85

View: 906

Love, loss, life, laughter and more is a small collection of stories on emotions each one of us has either experienced or seen in life. You could know or be Rami or Niti or Mahi or even the man who got duped. Every story has something for you which may be nostalgic or remind you of someone you care. How these stories end or what happens next is for you to decide. Life of any of them could end the way you envision it. Read it, live it, love it.
Categories: Fiction

Dangerous Laughter

Dangerous Laughter

world so completely that sometimes when I came downstairs I was startled to see the lamps in the living room glowing bright yellow. Through the front window ...

Author: Steven Millhauser

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307268730

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 816

Thirteen darkly comic stories, Dangerous Laughter is a mesmerizing journey that stretches the boundaries of the ordinary world.
Categories: Fiction