Unformatted text preview: Diary of a Mad Black Women (comedy) • Woman abandoned by male • Madea, the grandmother, is a guy in drag Kable’s Krucial Keys to Komedy • Objectivity o “Comedy is tragedy plus time” o Objective viewpoint of characters • Surprise o Outlandishness/unpredictability is a source of humor • Exposure/deflation o Comedy is a big leveler about what binds us together o Shared nature of human experience o Comedy collapses false hierarchies Ex. Ferris Bueller’s day off...
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- Spring '08
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris Bueller, Mad Black Women, Audience experiences pity, false hierarchies Ex