For Meeting Planners

What is Comic Relief?

What is comic relief

Think about the last time you were in an argument with someone. You’re both hurling insults at each other. You’re looking for ways to win the argument. But then… somebody farts. You’re not quite sure who did it. In fact, whoever did isn’t fessing up. But determining the culprit no longer matters. By now, you’re … Read more

Who Invented Stand-up Comedy?

Who invented stand-up comedy

Stand-up comedy feels like it’s been around forever. But it’s actually a relatively new art form and phenomenon. The world was familiar with French satire and British cartoons. But American stand-up comedy involved a solo performer speaking directly to audiences. There is no real narrative structure that stand-up comedy seems to follow. Nor is there … Read more