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Category Archive: Humour

Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture

Explaining a joke usually leads to deafening silence, groans and boos. As author of Charlotte’s Web, Elwyn Brooks White, puts it: “Humour can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.” It’s clear to everyone that dissecting jokes […]

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The Beginnings of Kurt Vonnegut

Wars. Nuclear weapons. Free will. Suicide. Race relations. These are all emotionally charged and serious topics that Kurt Vonnegut didn’t shy away from. Instead, he addressed them in his novels head-on in a humorous and imaginative way. Source: “Perhaps, when we remember wars, we should take off our clothes and paint ourselves blue and […]

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Funny Books to Cheer You Up

We all have days where things just don’t go right and we feel a little down. That’s why today, we’ve come up with a great list of books that’ll cheer you up in different ways. Whether you need a good dose of dark humour or a romantic escape, we’ve got the book for you!Good Omens […]

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Family Drama, Literally

Who can resist some family drama? Whether you love the spotlight, or you’re a passive onlooker, you just can’t escape it. Buckle up as we take you on a dramatic ride through plays that feature families—the good and the bad. August: Osage County by Tracy Letts Source: Let’s kick things off with the Weston […]

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Comedians turned Authors

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Comedians are often multi-talented entertainers, and some of them have written very successful books! In today’s article, we’ll be talking about three comedians whose books we highly recommend. Mindy Kaling Source: Mindy Kaling is incredibly funny and a hugely successful comedian, actor and writer. She first got famous for writing and starring in the […]

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