7.8.10 Deconstructing Comedy (haha!)

Today, on Radio Uprising, we explored comedy in its various, brilliant forms!

Youth-produced Audio:

First, a homemade laugh track to set the tone:

Vox Pop

After that, we played another youth-produced vox pop, inquiring about what makes us laugh, whether there aren't certain issues that shouldn't be joked about, and whether humor is the most powerful political tool we have.

CMP Comedy RRT featuring Radio Uprising and DROP TV Producers

PSA 1:
Teens and Stress (Will Rogers Institute)

Pre-recorded Piece:
Raeva and TelevIsm: Breaking down offensive jokes

Raeva deconstructs the dynamics of controversial humor.

Pre-recorded Piece:
Jon and Raj researched and recorded a piece about the top grossing comedies from 2008 and 2009, trying to pinpoint exactly why these particular comedic narratives are funny, and what their popularity means for America.

PSA 2: Grace Smith House (produced by GSH and CMP students)

Call-in Joke Segment

Our lovely listeners called in and shared the following jokes with us:

What do you call a snowman in the desert?
A puddle.

Why was the Energizer bunny arrested?
He was charged with battery.

What cheese isn't yours?
Nacho cheese.

What color is a burp?

Why was 6 afraid of 7?
Because seven ate nine.

What do you get when you cross a car, a bird, and a dog?
A flying car-pet.

What did the big chimney say to the little chimney?
You're too young to smoke!

When Chuck Norris falls into water, he doesn't get wet. The water gets Chuck Norris.

A man is driving through the country, when he sees a farmer standing next to a puddle in the middle of the road. The man rolls down his window and asks the farmer, "is this puddle very deep?" The farmer assures the man it's not deep at all. The man proceeds to drive through the puddle, but sinks up to the car windows! Enraged, the man yells to the farmer, "I thought you said it wasn't deep!"
"Well," said the farmer, pointing to his chest, "it's only up to here on the ducks."

Thanks to our listeners for participating!


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