Bart's Broad Comedy Reel

Clips from Comedy TV Shows

Broad Comedy

Clips in order: Kevin 97 from NEW GIRL; The Old Gypsy from JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN; Pirate Captain Bart from THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE; Old Farmer John from EAGLEHEART; and Todd the Vagrant from CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.

I've found that the various styles of broader comedy on television are the closest techniques to the stage. One odd difference is that on stage the audience responds with laughter immediately (this happens with live tapings before a studio audience as well, of course), while often when a very funny scene is filmed on set, there's no sound from the crew until "cut," whereupon cast and crew can let the laughter out.

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