But Is It Funny?

Sadcom, Sketch Shows and Zoom Gigs

September 22, 2021 Counterpoints Arts Season 1 Episode 1
But Is It Funny?
Sadcom, Sketch Shows and Zoom Gigs
Show Notes

Suchandrika Chakrabarti discusses sadness in comedy with reference to TV shows Ladhood, Back To Life and  Alma’s Not Normal . Can TV comedy succeed with tragedy where stand-up can’t?

Jamal Khadar reflects on I Think You Should Leave by Tim Robinson (Netflix): is it a genuinely new take on TV sketch comedy? And did live sketch shows get there first?

Brian Logan's subject is Zoom gigs. With in-person comedy now back up and running is there anything to be salvaged or learned from the pandemic era of stand-up live online?

Plus, some incidental discussion of marching band gags, losing comedy competitions and Russell Brand.