Tag: stand-up comedy

Comedic Lies as Transitory Truths

Alexandra Frankel , April 1st, 2019


Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than, well, anthropologists? And what happens when a Danish anthropologist takes the mic? Anthropology News recently decided to no longer accept prank…


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#Fieldwork among comedians: A Danish anthropologist trying to be funny

Morten Nielsen , April 13th, 2017


“Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than I am?” A few years ago, I started asking myself that question. As an anthropologist, I am supposed to know about…


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Learning to Make People Laugh: A Semiotic Anthropology of Stand-up Comedy

Marianna Keisalo , April 21st, 2016


The Open-Mic Anthropologist The first time I performed stand-up comedy was in December 2015, at an open-mic club called On the Rocks. Gripped by nerves, I worried I…


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