How it starts and ends: A Study of Indonesian stand-up comedy

Afidah, Lia and Wahyudi, Ribut (2014) How it starts and ends: A Study of Indonesian stand-up comedy. Bahasa & Sastra, 14 (2). pp. 170-189. ISSN 1412-0712

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This study analyses Indonesian stand-up comedy performances by three comedians, Raditya Dika, Ryan Adryandhi, and Abdel Achrian. Assuming that the stand-up comedy’s opening and ending are the crucial part besides the jokes telling itself, the present study tries to investigate the pattern of their opening and closing compared with the Rutter’s (1997) pattern known in British stand-up comedian.

Basically, stand-up comedy is similar with common conversation since it involves two participants, the comedian and the audience. The 153 lines of conversation are extracted from the videos are randomly collected from YouTube video site from 2011 to 2013. Conversation analysis on humor is the most appropriate framework to be used in the present study. As the result, the opening and closing indicate some similarities with the Rutter’s pattern.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Humor; Stand-up comedy; opening; closing; conversation analysis
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics > 20040399 Discourse and Pragmatics not elsewhere classified
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Ribut Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 15:56


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