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It's also worth noting that Comedy, from Plautus and Terence to the Likely Lads, has traditionally been a vehicle for representing the lives of the middle and lower classes: where the upper classes are dealt with it is in terms of their 'private' or trivial lives.
Situation Comedy grew out of Variety Entertainment, but format derived also from the domestic sketch format that appeared in American mass-circulation newspapers in the 1870s: influence of Vaudeville and Music Hall sketches this century has also been an importance influence.
Situation comedies also tend to be set in clearly defined settings, with a limited range of characters, and a fair degree of emphasis on characters-as-stereotypes: this places the Situation comedy close to the Soap Opera, (especially if there is further emphasis on emotional interrelationship).
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 Situation comedy - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
The first situation comedy is often said to be Sam and Henry which debuted on the Chicago, Illinois clear-channel station WGN in 1926, and was partially inspired by the notion of bringing the mix of sexual confusion and continuity found in comic strips to the young medium of radio.
Traditionally, situation comedies featured individual episodes that were largely self-contained; the regular characters themselves remained largely static and events of the episode resolved themselves by the conclusion of the episode.
Most contemporary situation comedies are filmed with a multicamera setup in front of a live studio audience, then edited and broadcast days or weeks later.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/Situation_comedy   (2436 words)

 Situation Comedy.
Comedy writers, who were far easier to find than comedy performers, could then be engaged to write warm, appealing stories with just the right modicum of warm, appealing jokes.
A situation comedy is, by definition a comedy with a set cast, and a set location which is goes on from week to week.
Australian characters may therefore be ideal for sketch comedy, which involves laughing AT characters, but they will not work in situation comedy, which relies on a direct identification between the audience and the people on the screen.
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 Comedy Films
Comedies usually come in two general formats: comedian-led (with well-timed gags, jokes, or sketches) and situation-comedies that are told within a narrative.
Comedies have also been classified in various subgenres, such as romantic comedy, crime/caper comedy, sports comedy, teen or coming-of-age comedy, social-class comedy, military comedy, fish-out-of-water comedy, and gross-out comedy.
This is primitive and universal comedy with broad, aggressive, physical, and visual action, including harmless or painless cruelty and violence, horseplay, and often vulgar sight gags (e.g., a custard pie in the face, collapsing houses, a fall in the ocean, a loss of trousers or skirts, runaway crashing cars, people chases, etc).
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 Situation comedy - encyclopedia article - Citizendium
Situation comedy is a humorous storyline that places a recurring group of characters in comedic situations, usually based on exaggerations of day-to-day occurrences.
Having said that, a cross-cultural appeal with universal themes which transcend cultural boundaries is a hallmark of successful situation comedy, and may explain the success of both American and British exports.
Situation comedy originated in the United States in the 1920s, and grew out of the vaudevillian tradition.
en.citizendium.org /wiki/Sitcom   (391 words)

 Comedy, Domestic Settings
In U.S. television the phrase provides a useful means of distinguishing between situation comedy, and the more broad-based, "comedy." Domestic comedies are identified by a character-based humor as opposed to that originating in a series of confusions or complications.
For The Brady Bunch, then, moral imperatives provide the comedy when Greg tries smoking, Marcia is caught lying about a special prom guest, and Jan's resentment of her prettier, older sister motivates her to experiment with antisocial behavior.
Domestic comedies remain a staple of series television, but, as with most television genres in an advanced evolutionary phase, the category has been expanded upon and complicated by its fusion with other generic elements.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/C/htmlC/comedydomes/comedydomes.htm   (1099 words)

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The situation comedy is unique because of some key characteristics of the genre.
Whereas situation comedy is defined by characters who aren't very realistic, domestic comedy depends on upon the reality of the characters for the comedy.
That has changed and in many domestic comedies, the mother is sarcastic, brutally honest and denigrates the husband on a regular basis; she may be the only one in the family who has any common sense or sense of responsibility
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 Sam & Max Season 1: Episode 2 Situation Comedy review
In Situation: Comedy, this unlikely duo must defeat radicalized rodents, locate an alien with fidelity issues and become TV show stars as they seek to liberate Myra’s audience.
I played Situation: Comedy on GameTap, though it is also available via download at Telltale Games, and (eventually) the entire series will ship on disk.
Situation: Comedy is the second episode of six in the new Sam and Max game series.
www.gameboomers.com /reviews/Ss/SamMax2bybecky.htm   (1236 words)

 A History of Comedy on Television
The last situation comedy that premiered that year ran for five years, the most important five years in the history of the situation comedy.
The situation comedy was at the highest point it would reach until 1964, with 33 shows on the air, including 13 brand-new shows.
Television comedy made a general decline during this period, probably due to the fact that the western and adventure programs were coming on strong.
www.wsu.edu /~taflinge/comhist.html   (3445 words)

 The Contemporary Museum - Level Two
Situation Comedy premieres on September 9th at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu.
Situation Comedy is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI), New York.
The presentation of Situation Comedy in Honolulu is made possible through support from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
www.tcmhi.org /ex_mhSituationComedy.htm   (317 words)

 BBC - Writersroom - Writing Radio Situation Comedy
Stories and situations that resurface frequently include history, space, the media, parallel universes, school reunions, and the afterlife.
If your comedy is about how ambition can lead to disaster, then the main plot should demonstrate that point.
The audience very rarely needs to know much about a character's past or how they came to be in the situation they're in.
www.bbc.co.uk /writersroom/writing/tips_radiocomedy.shtml   (478 words)

 Sam & Max Episode 102: Situation: Comedy for PC Review - PC Sam & Max Episode 102: Situation: Comedy Review
Situation: Comedy stands on its own, but it isn't quite as good as the previous episode of the Sam & Max series.
Situation: Comedy is a good adventure that complements the original episode nicely, but it also feels much shorter than the first episode.
Situation: Comedy puts the detective duo on to an audience held hostage.
www.gamespot.com /pc/adventure/sammaxepisode2situationcomedy/review.html   (1073 words)

 Sam & Max Episode 2: Situation: Comedy Preview from 1UP.com
Situation: Comedy will be available on GameTap on December 21st, with the downloadable version available from Telltale on January 5th.
But more than that: the story is about a hostage situation at a low-rent television studio, and Sam and Max wind up as stars of their own sitcom before it's over.
DG: It wouldn't be any problem at all for someone to start off with Situation: Comedy without any knowledge whatsoever of the first episode, and that is part of the design philosophy for the series.
www.1up.com /do/previewPage?cId=3155816&sec=PREVIEWS   (1038 words)

 Sam & Max Episode 2: Situation: Comedy PC Review, Sam & Max Episode 2: Situation: Comedy Player Reviews
One of the advantages of Situation Comedy is the humor of the piece which takes it up a notch from Culture Shock, some of Max's lines in particular striking home.
The quality of the sound and graphics in Situation Comedy remain true to the high standards with delightful voice acting for all of the characters.
The gameplay aspect of Situation Comedy is a nice refresher on adventure games with plenty to click on, but without the detailed pixel hunting that can be the source of much frustration.
www.strategyinformer.com /pc/sammaxepisode2situationcomedy/review.html   (857 words)

 Four Fat Chicks -- Sam and Max Episode 2: Situation: Comedy Review
Situation: Comedy is pretty much like its predecessor, Culture Shock.
This premise is the core of Situation: Comedy, and its resolution takes up the bulk of gameplay, climaxing with Sam and Max's inevitable appearance on Myra's talk show.
There is also a self-absorbed new-age mystic, a self-absorbed situation comedy star, a pretty indifferent cow, and a self-absorbed director with the ability to appear on any one of the connected TV sets a split second before Sam and Max arrive.
www.fourfatchicks.com /Reviews/Sam_and_Max_2/Situation_Comedy.shtml   (1087 words)

 BBC - Writersroom - Writing TV Situation Comedy
Situation comedy is a dramatic form, which means that a script must tell a story.
Think about the people first, give them histories, test them out in different situations where they are under pressure and see how they react, think about what makes them happy or scared or angry, write monologues for each character in that character's tone of voice, find ways of exploring them fully.
If you are writing a comedy to be shot entirely on location, then try to avoid complicated set-ups.
www.bbc.co.uk /writersroom/writing/tips_comedy.shtml   (429 words)

 Situation Comedy
Situation Comedy presents more than sixty works—video and sound installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs—by younger as well as more established contemporary artists working primarily in North America and Europe.
Situation Comedy is co-curated by Dominic Molon, Pamela Alper associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Michael Rooks, curator of Euopean and American Art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by Molon and Rooks, and a text by author and humorist David Sedaris.
www.ici-exhibitions.org /archives/situationcomedy/situationcomedy.htm   (204 words)

 Situation comedy Summary and Analysis Summary
It is a form of television programming, generally 30 minutes in length, and consisting, in writer's jargon, of an opening teaser, two acts, and a...
A situation comedy, usually referred to as a sitcom, is a genre of comedy programs which originated in radio.
Our critics appraise the season and offer their 'high -five' predictions Comedy continues to expand to the outer reaches of the Northeast.
www.bookrags.com /Situation_comedy   (338 words)

 Situation: Comedy | Reality TV Magazine
Audiences of Bravo’s "Situation: Comedy" have had a first-hand look at the making of a sitcom–watching the entire creative process through casting, set design, rewrites, rehearsals, taping and post-production.
The presentation with the most votes will ultimately be named the winner, with its creators receiving a cash prize and exclusive representation for one year with a major Hollywood talent agency to further help launch a successful writing career in film or television.
Bravo’s "Situation: Comedy" moves to its new timeslot on Friday, August 12 at 7:00 pm ET/PT.
www.realitytvmagazine.com /blog/category/situation-comedy   (539 words)

 GameSpy: Sam & Max -- Season 1 Episode #2: Situation: Comedy Review
Situation: Comedy, the second episode of Sam and Max's new "series" is out and it's awesome.
Episode 2: Situation: Comedy finds Sam and Max back in their office fielding a call from the mayor.
I thought there was no more comedy gold that could be mined out from that increasingly ridiculous show, but watching Sam sing as a contestant on Embarrassing Idol was one of the funniest things I've witnessed in video games this year year.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/sam-max-episode-2/751873p1.html   (577 words)

 MarkTreitel.com: Bravo's Situation: Comedy
Situation Comedy R.I.P. Okay, the value of your Tivo just went up.
Situation: Comedy airs three more times unless we figure out that whole time travel thing.
In case you didn't know tonight was the finale of Situation: Comedy and you happened to wander over to the Bravo home page www.bravotv.com how might you discern that tonight was the finale where they air the two NBC sitcom pilots and announce the winner?
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 Tufts E-News --Comedy Quest
Tufts graduate and comedy writer Mark Treitel is close to realizing his decade-long goal of having his own sitcom.
The aspiring comedy writer’s script has made it to the final round of competition on Bravo’s new “Situation: Comedy” reality show, which chronicles the making of a sitcom and gives amateur writers a chance launch their Hollywood careers by creating a comedy pilot from start to finish.
In hopes of furthering his comedy career, Treitel crossed coasts after law school and landed in Los Angeles, where the city attorney was selected for the prestigious Warner Bros. Comedy Writers Workshop and had one of his scripts performed at the HBO Comedy Workspace.
enews.tufts.edu /stories/082805ComedyQuest.htm   (421 words)

 Situation Comedy
There's no point in writing a spec episode of a silly, bad or derivative situation comedy, because no one who might care to hire you is the least bit interested in reading specs for that sort of show.
Situation comedies are structured either as two-act or three-act tales.
A word of warning: if you're new to writing situation comedies, this is the part of the process you're most likely to overlook.
www.vorza.com /situationcomedy.htm   (5293 words)

 Situation: Comedy News - Situation: Comedy Articles - Situation: Comedy Information - TV.com
'Situation:' Tragedy (external) "In a fate worse than cancellation, Bravo has unceremoniously banished its Sean Hayes-hosted reality competition 'Situation: Comedy' to Fridays at 7pm/ET, effective immediately." Scroll down.
'Situation: Comedy' Debuts Tonight (external) "Bravo debuts another 'Project'-like show tonight with 'Situation: Comedy,' which avoids the 'Project' title but which will essentially be 'Project Greenlight' with two television pilots replacing a film.
'Situation: Comedy' to Premiere on Bravo (external) "Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes (NBC's 'Will & Grace') and producing partner Todd Milliner will premiere their new reality-competition series 'Situation: Comedy' on Bravo with a two-hour debut on Tuesday, July 26 (8-10 p.m.
www.tv.com /situation-comedy/show/28249/news.html   (305 words)

 situation comedy definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
situation comedy definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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comedy based on everyday situation: a television or radio comedy series in which a regular cast of characters, usually working or living together, respond to everyday situations in a humorous way
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  All Star Television Shows
This comedy, set in Milwaukee in the 1950's, was about two girls who worked on the assembly line in a brewery.
Somewhat in over his head, Dave is surrounded by a cast of eccentric comedy characters who included Matthew (Andy Dick) a wacky reporter who wore red chucks high tops in a number of the episodes.
A situation comedy about a radio station that is suddenly changed from a sedate, easy listening format to a top 40 rock station by Andy Travis, a new program director hired to shake things up and make the station profitable.
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 Situation comedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first situation comedy is often said to be Sam and Henry which debuted on the Chicago, Illinois clear-channel station WGN in 1926, and was partially inspired by the notion of bringing the mix of jokes and continuity found in comic strips to the young medium of radio.
Traditionally, situation comedies featured individual episodes that were largely self-contained; the regular characters themselves remained largely static and events of the episode resolved themselves by the conclusion of the episode.
Most contemporary situation comedies are filmed with a multicamera setup in front of a live studio audience, then edited and broadcast days or weeks later.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Situation_comedy   (3423 words)

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