Ayyyyyyy! We're back in the Digital Diamond studios for another episode.
This week we get down and dirty with the dark side of comedy. From the comedians that say the craziest things in their set, to the far left that are trying to censor their speech. This one gets crazy. Enjoy!
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In a modern sense, comedy (from the Greek
, kōmōidía) is a genre of fiction that refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous
or amusing by inducing laughter
, especially in theatre
, stand-up comedy
, or any other medium of entertainment. The origins of the term are found in Ancient Greece
. In the Athenian democracy
, the public opinion
of voters was influenced by the political satire
performed by the comic poets
at the theaters
The theatrical genre of Greek comedy can be described as a dramatic performance which pits two groups or societies against each other in an amusing agon
or conflict. Northrop Frye
depicted these two opposing sides as a "Society of Youth" and a "Society of the Old."
A revised view characterizes the essential agon of comedy as a struggle between a relatively powerless youth and the societal conventions that pose obstacles to his hopes. In this struggle, the youth is understood to be constrained by his lack of social authority, and is left with little choice but to take recourse in ruses which engender very dramatic irony
which provokes laughter