Discuss three comedy techniques which were explained by Rowan Atkinson and then used in Dads army"
Comedy is a part of life displayed naturally in daily tasks and professionally in movies and
theatres. Comedy has so many types, the most prominent of which is visual comedy. There
are various comedy techniques displayed in Dads army, which were explained in Funny
business. Visual comedy plays a significant part in forming the basis which Dads
army revolves around, as well as Physical, verbal comedy and the use of clothes. The
comedian's acts usually related to the audiences' fantasies.
Visual comedy plays a significant part in Dads army. Visual comedy liberates human beings
from reality, objects are given new meanings and values, it explores the subconscious of the
audiences' minds giving them freedom to create. For example, in one scene, the highest
officer is explaining how to board a small boat to his soldiers, constantly accusing them of not
being able to do things right.
As soon as he places his foot on the boat a breeze blows the boat
further into the water thus making the officer fall. This scene consists of many branches of
visual comedy, hypocrisy and contradiction. The social expectation
was completely, unexpectedly broken, making it more humorous. The comedians'
engagement with the audience in terms of desire was very effective, in other words the
comedians did what the audience wanted to happen, not what they expected. The fact that the
high officer was accusing the soldiers of basically being clumsy supplied him with a more
humorous but unexpected contradiction .The imitated faces, although not exaggerated made
this scene more realistic, "the more realistic the comedy is the funnier"
Rowan Atkinson, funny business.
Physical and verbal comedy was part of Dads army and was explained...