Saturday, August 16, 2008

16 Going On . . . : Analyzing Comedy

I recently checked out from the library the DVD with the performance below. It’s a hoot.

One of my favorite ways of learning is through analysis. I look at works that are effective, powerful, funny, touching, romantic, or whatever, and I try to figure out why they are so effective, powerful, funny, touching, romantic, or whatever. The performance below is hilarious for more reasons than just the concept. Watch it, then feel free to share your analysis. Remember, you can post comments anonymously.

the Broadway Mouth
August 16, 2008


Madley said...

Holy cow, that was funny! The fact that they're completely committed to they're being 16/17 and not "commenting" on themselves really makes it mind blowing because... they so obviously are NOT that!

And we love Dame Judi!

Kirby said...

What a hoot, thanks for sharing!

Erika said...

This is hilarious! And I agree with Madley--they play it pretty straight with no mugging and the fact that the actors are the only two things out of context is what makes it funny.