Writing Funny: Why Comedy Feels Dangerous and How to Avoid Crossing the Line

Season #2 Episode #34

S2_E34Why Comedy Feels Dangerous and How to Avoid Crossing the Line

In the conclusion of this series on Writing Funny, Zena addresses two final types of tools or comedic devices (puns/dad jokes and the reversal), and uses those as an entry point to discussing why people are often afraid of comedy, and for good reason. 

Since comedy can be used to malign the dignity of the human person, it can be a dangerous device. However, by applying a proper theology of humor, and learning when and under what circumstances it might be appropriate to use humor (like sarcasm), we can experience greater freedom in the area of humor, both in our writing and in life. 

 

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