Arts + Letters

Teach the Literary Art of the Comedy Bit

For use in some classes, not all.

You someone who appreciates literary structure and craft? Looking for a different way to teach such things? This phenomenal visual analysis of Ali Wong’s comedy show does that. It’s a smart, accessible, and data-driven analysis of how Wong weaves her entire set to achieve a “meta funny” moment when the audience laughs the longest near the end. (Teacher friends: The content of Wong’s comedy can be explicit to say the least, so watch the whole visual essay before assigning.)

Great work by the team over at the Pudding, who have done it again.

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