1. 12:42 24th Aug 2012

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    reblogged from: theatlantic

    tags: ComedyWomenCelebrityTina Fey


    theatlantic:

Why Do So Many Pretty Female Comedians Pretend They’re Ugly?

From Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s impetuousness, gawky dance moves, and all-consuming frizz (early on, at least) as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld to the countless public wedding-party embarrassments Kristen Wiig tackled with gusto as Bridesmaids’ social train wreck, Annie; even Nora Ephron’s self-effacing claim that she was the only White House intern during the Kennedy administration that JFK didn’t bother to hit on

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This is a good example of when someone looks too hard into something. Many comedians in general work with self-deprecating material. It’s funny to see someone take themselves down. Louis CK is a good example of this. He makes fun of his flaws, or exaggerates them, because it’s funny. He can laugh at himself.
Also, attractiveness doesn’t help a comedian. Comedians are the underdogs who couldn’t play sports, or weren’t popular in high school. Comedy was their ballpark. Being an overly-attractive comedian is almost anti-comedy. If the audience can’t relate, it won’t get laughs.

    theatlantic:

    Why Do So Many Pretty Female Comedians Pretend They’re Ugly?

    From Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s impetuousness, gawky dance moves, and all-consuming frizz (early on, at least) as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld to the countless public wedding-party embarrassments Kristen Wiig tackled with gusto as Bridesmaids’ social train wreck, Annie; even Nora Ephron’s self-effacing claim that she was the only White House intern during the Kennedy administration that JFK didn’t bother to hit on

    Read more. [Image: AP, NBC]

    This is a good example of when someone looks too hard into something. Many comedians in general work with self-deprecating material. It’s funny to see someone take themselves down. Louis CK is a good example of this. He makes fun of his flaws, or exaggerates them, because it’s funny. He can laugh at himself.

    Also, attractiveness doesn’t help a comedian. Comedians are the underdogs who couldn’t play sports, or weren’t popular in high school. Comedy was their ballpark. Being an overly-attractive comedian is almost anti-comedy. If the audience can’t relate, it won’t get laughs.

     
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