Author Topic: Britain's Greatest Gift to America: John Oliver  (Read 675 times)

Offline Cavebear

Re: Britain's Greatest Gift to America: John Oliver
« Reply #120 on: July 14, 2017, 04:47:53 AM »
Uhhhh...YEAH..."verbal trickery," might actually be a good synonym for "comedy."
Yeah, I understand the comedy aspect.  But he goes beyond that, as a good satirist does.  He uses it as a shiv in the ribs (and I like him).  But he is not strictly a comedian.
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Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: Britain's Greatest Gift to America: John Oliver
« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2017, 05:14:25 AM »
...But he is not strictly a comedian.
I agree with you there, more or less. Satire is definitely a specialized area of comedy, and the anecdotes that he uses, may not always accurately represent the larger whole. But overall, he really taught me a lot of shit("past tense," because I have run out of videos), and he kept me laughing, the whole time...
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