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Deadpan, dry humor or dry wit describes the deliberate display of a lack of or no emotion, commonly as a form of comedic delivery to contrast with the ridiculousness of the subject matter. [1]

33 relations: Adjective, Adverb, Airplane!, Andre Braugher, Arrested Development (TV series), Black comedy, Blank expression, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Buster Keaton, CBC.ca, Comedy, Compound (linguistics), Context (language use), Curb Your Enthusiasm, Egghead, Highbrow, ICarly, Irony, Jennette McCurdy, Laconic phrase, Louie (U.S. TV series), Louis C.K., Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Minimisation (psychology), My Name Is Earl, Oxford English Dictionary, Slang, Steven Wright, Telescope (TV series), The Gay Bride, The New York Times, Throwaway line, Verb.


In linguistics, an adjective (abbreviated) is a describing word, the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.

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An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, noun phrase, clause, or sentence.

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Airplane! (alternatively titled Flying High!) is a 1980 American satirical disaster film written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, and produced by Jon Davison.

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Andre Braugher

Andre Keith Braugher (born July 1, 1962) is an American actor.

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Arrested Development (TV series)

Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006.

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Black comedy

Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.

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Blank expression

A blank expression is a facial expression characterized by neutral positioning of the facial features, implying a lack of strong emotion.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police television sitcom that premiered on Fox on September 17, 2013.

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Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer.

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CBC.ca is the English-language online service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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In a modern sense, comedy (from the κωμῳδία, kōmōidía) refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, stand-up comedy, or any other medium of entertainment.

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Compound (linguistics)

In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme (less precisely, a word) that consists of more than one stem.

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Context (language use)

In semiotics, linguistics, sociology and anthropology, context refers to those objects or entities which surround a focal event, in these disciplines typically a communicative event, of some kind.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO that premiered on October 15, 2000.

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In the U.S. English slang, egghead is an anti-elitist epithet used to refer to intellectuals or people considered too out-of-touch with ordinary people and too lacking in realism, common sense, sexual interests, etc.

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Used colloquially as a noun or adjective, "highbrow" is synonymous with intellectual; as an adjective, it also means elite, and generally carries a connotation of high culture.

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iCarly is an American teen sitcom created by Dan Schneider that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012.

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Irony, in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case.

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Jennette McCurdy

Jennette McCurdy (born June 26, 1992) is an American actress, producer, screenwriter, and singer.

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Laconic phrase

A laconic phrase or laconism is a concise or terse statement, especially a blunt and elliptical rejoinder.

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Louie (U.S. TV series)

Louie is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on FX on June 29, 2010.

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Louis C.K.

Louis A. Székely (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K., is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Minimisation (psychology)

Minimisation is a type of deceptionGuerrero, L., Anderson, P., Afifi, W. (2007).

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My Name Is Earl

My Name Is Earl is an American sitcom series created by Greg Garcia that aired on the NBC television network from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009, in the United States.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.

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Slang is language (words, phrases, and usages) of an informal register that members of special groups like teenagers, musicians, or criminals favor (over a standard language) in order to establish group identity, exclude outsiders, or both.

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Steven Wright

Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and Oscar-winning film producer.

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Telescope (TV series)

Telescope is a Canadian documentary series which aired on CBC Television between 1963 and 1973.

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The Gay Bride

The Gay Bride is a 1934 black-and-white gangster screwball comedy starring Carole Lombard as a wisecracking gold-digger and Chester Morris as the poor man she despises.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Throwaway line

In comedy, a throwaway line (also: throwaway joke or throwaway gag) is a joke delivered "in passing" without being the punch line to a comedy routine, part of the build up to another joke, or (in the context of drama) there to advance a story or develop a character.

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A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand).

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpan

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