Stand-up Comedy Around the World: Americanisation and the role of globalised media

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Stand-up Comedy Around the World: Americanisation and the role of globalised media
Author(s) Sjöbohm, Juan
Date 2008
English abstract
The purpose of this study is to determine how stand-up comedians outside the U.S. have succeeded to adapt the art of stand-up comedy to their own regional contexts and to define the extent of the influence of American comedians on comedians from other countries, discussing the concept of Americanisation and globalised media. Two stand-up comedy presentations, one by American comedian Bill Hicks, Revelations; and one by Swedish comedian Magnus Betnér, Inget är heligt, were analysed using comparative content analysis in order to determine similarities and differences in the subjects addressed during the presentations along with similarities and differences in the style of performance. In-depth interviews were conducted as part of this research with professional comedians from Costa Rica: actor and stand-up comedian Hernán Jiménez, and members of the comedy group “La Media Docena” Édgar Murillo and Erik Hernández.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Konst, kultur, kommunikation, K3
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Stand-up comedy
Americanisation
Globalisation
globalised media
Bill Hicks
Magnus Betnér
Hernán Jiménez
La Media Docena
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6172 (link to this page)

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