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Comedians of the modern world

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Oh, Oh. Here's good joke, made it up myself. What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor? Where's my tractor!! Get it...ok maybe not. Don't worry; I'm not a comedian. However unlike myself, we do have comedians in our modern day and age that are definitely artistes of hilarity. Good morning ladies and gentlemen, chairperson, timekeeper, adjudicators and fellow debaters. My name is Ashwini Dhanapathy and I am the first speaker for the negative team. The topic for tonight's debate is that today's comedians are not funny. However, before I continue with my argument I would like to rectify some flaws in the oppositions argument. REBUTTAL. Now I will continue with my team's case. My team and I define the topic as such: today as the present day, contemporary time or age; comedian as a professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs various other comic acts to amuse or try to be amusing. They amuse an audience by making them laugh, for example through jokes or humorous situations, or acting the fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. Funny is defined as arousing or provoking laughter, amusement and witticism. ...read more.


As inheritors of these traditions, modern-day comedians have used and improved upon them. I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately. This is the basis of their hilarity George Carlin The syntheses of long-established, comedic techniques are the driving force that attracts contemporary society. Comedians are like poets; they can comment without consequences. "Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited." John cleese They can speak and poke fun, like the court jester who jested the king himself! Clearly, it was irreverent humor but that didn't stop the king from laughing; there was no off with your head, it was more like Bravo. Past comedians adopted comic genres and tailored them so the language would suit the era and the place; the audience understood the humour and died laughing in their seats. Some of Shakespeares comical works were down right rude and irreverent, but that didn't stop Queen Elizabeth I from enjoying herself. In much the same style, today's comedians have adopted genres such as satire and stand-up and they have incorporated that into the modern times. ...read more.


Comedians are earning so much that their laughing themselves to the bank. Even in huge entertainment events such as the Grammies, comedy was and is and will be award-winning. From movies to cartoons, everything's a gag as Chaplin thinks. Be it sit.coms, stand-ups, or just plain hilarious, the criteria shows that present-day comedians, although their IQ might be faltering, have scored an A++ in entertainment as we know it. At present, comedians are some of the most in-demand performers. To meet this demand, not only has the number of comedians dramatically escalated, but also the comedic quality of these comedians has been elevated to a level that meets or surpasses some of the best secular comedians of the past and those working today. Laughter is the best medicine, comedians are the best doctors. Charlie Chaplin said laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain and that a day without laughter is a day wasted. Our comedians today prevent us from wasting our day and are merely carrying on the tradition and the artistic craft of relieving people through joyous laughter. You could knock me over with an extremely large feather if you fail to see that today's comedians are highly amusing, greatly loved buffoons. Comedians are hilariously funny and clever which is why tragedy is only temporary and comedy is forever. ...read more.

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