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    • A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

    • Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World
    • By: Ian Brodie
    • Narrated by: M.J. McGalliard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In A Vulgar Art, Ian Brodie uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, engaging the discipline's central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up comedy is a rather broad category, people who study it often begin by relating it to something they recognize - "literature" or "theatre"; "editorial" or "morality" - and analyze it accordingly. A Vulgar Art begins with a more fundamental observation: Someone is standing in front of a group of people, talking to them directly, and trying to make them laugh.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is bad

    • By Byron Chen on 04-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95