Laughter and Television

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The comedian today is in crisis. The ways of making us laugh have become fewer and blander, and there are less opportunities for comics to learn the tricks of the trade. Television, and the media more generally, should be uniting the nation in laughter, but more often than not it achieves exactly the opposite effect. Professor Pick argues that television has a responsibility to foster comic talent and outlines the ways in which it might do so. 

This lecture is part of Professor Pick's 'Comedy and Laughter' series. The other lectures in this series are:

The Radio Comedians

Stand-Up Comedy


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This event was on Thu, 16 Apr 1987

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