Comedy techniques which were explained by Rowan Atkinson and then used in "Dads army".

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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...