You can trace the origins of comedy back to the ancient Greeks. Aristotle designated comedy as one the four literature genres in Poetics. The outline for a comedy in literature is to have a "ugly guy" who can't get anything right but in the end succeeds and gets the girl.
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Stand-up comedy events and awards
* British Awards
* Canadian Awards
* Cat Laughs Festival
* The Comedy Festival, in Aspen, formerly the HBO Comedy Arts Festival
* Comedy Walk, monthly comedy festival in Los Angeles
* Edinburgh Festival Fringe
* Edinburgh Festival
* Halifax Festival
* Just for laughs festival
* Leicester Festival
* Melbourne International Festival
* New Zealand International Festival
* New York Underground Festival
* HK International Festival
* Vancouver Festival
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There are many comedic genres including black , blue , character , observational, alternative, physical, prop, surreal, deadpan, topical, satirical, wit, word, insult, and improvisational comedy.
Humorists intend to provoke you into a knowing smile rather than the belly laughs you get from some forms of comedy. Some notable humorists are Woody Allen, Chelsea Handler, Garrison Keillor, Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Dr. Seuss, and David Sedaris.
Blue Collar's Bill Engvall has a sign for Everyone
Bill Cosby is the master comedian. The doctor is in.
Brian Regan - uses observational humor - clean performances
Cheech & Chong
popular comedy acts like "Dave's Not Here"
Steve Harvey had his own sitcom from 1996-2002
Terry Fator - famed ventriloquist and impressionist
David Sedaris uses his own life experiences for most of his jokes
Johnny Carson's successor to the Tonight Show
Appeared on Comedy Central with his talking jalapeno pepper
Jeff Foxworthy is the best selling comedy artist ever
His TV series was one of the mosts successful sitcoms ever.
Nothing is off limits to the Queen of Mean
known for his dead-pan delivery and high pitched voice
proclaimed herself a "D-list celebrity".
Larry the Cable Guy
Larry the Cable Guy from Blue Collar Tour wants to Git-R-Done.
Lewis Black is angry about stupidity.
Rodney Carrington stand-up comedian & country singer
cigar smoking story teller from the Blue Collar
hilarious and cerebral comedy - controversial self-effacing comedian
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