Why Stand-up Matters: How Comedians Manipulate and Influence

Why Stand-up Matters: How Comedians Manipulate and Influence

by Sophie Quirk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472578938
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/17/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Sophie Quirk is Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK, where she teaches stand-up comedy and popular performance.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Manipulation, Influence and Stand-up Comedy

PART 1: JOKING IS MANIPULATION
Chapter 1: Why Comedians Need Manipulation
Chapter 2: Safe Space: From Manipulation to Influence

PART 2: THE TOOLS OF MANIPULATION
Chapter 3: A Manipulative Environment
Chapter 4: Manipulating Responses
Chapter 5: Comic Licence and Manufacturing Consensus
Chapter 6: Persona and Status

PART 3: EFFICACY AND INFLUENCE
Chapter 7: Is Stand-up Comedy an Appropriate Medium for Debate?
Chapter 8: How Stand-up Matters

Conclusion: Can Stand-up Change the World?

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