Tagged: absurdist-comedy

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Surreal Humor & Absurdist Comedy – Why Is It So Weird?

Written by Peter Manley When we think about comedy, there are so many different styles and “flavors” for us to choose from. For example, some of the most common forms of comedy – especially in the stand-up comedy realm – are anti-humor comedy (where a dry and otherwise unfunny statement is said out of indirect humor) and insult comedy, where the comedian directly makes fun of the audience or people...

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Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 2

Part 2 (read part 1 – here) Mr. BuriedInHerMouth hadn’t written his wife that morning. He made a mental note to send SMS when he got back to his room. There was no use crying over spilled milk – the sun shone through the tropical waters, the fish and plant life were unspeakably beautiful, and hey, look at that finely-sculpted bottom of freshly-build Ms. Winnie… Later on (between ‘Sliding Panties’ and ‘Die...

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Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 1

Part 1 HEROES: Mr. Stick BuriedInHerMouth – British man Mrs. CatchAGlimpse – wife of Mr. BuriedInHerMouth Mrs. SlidingPanties – bartender Mrs. OddFart – old sick aunt Ms. Winston Che EuphoricWiggle – lady-guest Mr. PinchingAndGrunting – crime detective The Hotel Manager PLACE: Maldives, island “DeadlyDesire”; hotel 4* “HOT COCOON”    x x x December 23rd Mr. BuriedInHerMouth boarded the plane to the Maldives with butterflies in his stomach and a heavy...

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The soul of Russian avant-garde

Today’s post is about the genius of Russian Absurd – Daniil Kharms (1905-1942). I am only interested in “nonsense”; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life, only in its absurd manifestations. #quote He is mostly known for his whimsical poems for children, but his heart belongs to absurd. His stories (or plots) are particularly fond of tantalising comic negations: the beginning that is not...