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‘It Feels Like a Group of Friends Messing Around Onstage’: Pappy’s and Live Sketch Comedy

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... Westbury, Wiltshire : Badger Press. Pappy’s (2012), interview with Oliver Double, Patisserie Valerie, Canterbury, 29 February. Pappy’s (2015a), interview...

Introduction: What is Popular Performance?

Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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4

... : Hardpress Publishing. Oliver Double (2012), Britain Had Talent: A History of Variety Theatre. Houndmills, Basingstoke and New York : Palgrave Macmillan....

Recorded live

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Getting the Joke : The inner workings of stand-up comedy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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2

... Oliver Double , ‘Not the definitive version: an interview with Ross Noble’, Comedy Studies , vol. 1 no. 1, 2010, pp. 5–19...

Misfits

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stand Up! : On Being a Comedian

Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Tied down by the problems presented by the variety theatres and the club circuit – censorship, management troubles, tough audiences – there were limits to what comedians who worked these venues could do with their comedy. Eventually...

Timing

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Getting the Joke : The inner workings of stand-up comedy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The secret of great comedy is – wait for it – timing. Ask anybody what you need to be a good stand-up comic, and the chances are that they’ll mention timing. The problem is that nobody seems very clear exactly what they mean by the word...

Affection

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Getting the Joke : The inner workings of stand-up comedy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Personality theft You may have noticed that I feature quite heavily in this story. I talk about my own experiences of stand-up – as both punter and performer – and I throw in little anecdotes to illustrate certain points. When I have...

Funny in Theory

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stand Up! : On Being a Comedian

Methuen Drama, 1997

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...If the string of strange experiences that has been my career has given me a peculiar perspective on stand-up, something else that has had the same effect is my academic research into the subject. Delving into the quagmire of comic theory...

What’s the definition of stand-up comedy?

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Getting the Joke : The inner workings of stand-up comedy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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2

... of an audience, talking to them with the specific intention of making them laugh.’ Oliver Double , Stand-Up! On being a Comedian ,...

The Confidence Trick

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stand Up! : On Being a Comedian

Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Being a stand-up comedian is about saying witty things and telling clever jokes, but, more importantly, it’s about making the audience believe that you’re funny, creating faith in your own funniness. Famous comedians go onto the stage...

Why bother?

Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Getting the Joke : The inner workings of stand-up comedy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...As somebody who teaches stand-up comedy in a university, I’m faced with a nagging question – why bother? The comedy circuit is purely market driven, and people who run comedy clubs will only book acts they can be sure of pleasing...