On Comedy

Pure Research 5 – Lois Brown and Elizabeth Pickard

Research focus

This project experimented with comic structures to build new work. By de-constructing the structures of comedy – usually stand-up – the research examined joke structures, punchlines, and other comic tools to create points of transformation in performance.

Collaborators and credits

Nikki Payne and Darryl Dinn, with Nightswimming’s Brian Quirt, Naomi Campbell and dramaturgy interns Andrea Romaldi and Marie Barlizo.

October 11-14, 2005 at the Glen Morris Studio, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Drama.