Poster or Presentation Title

Knock Knock... Who’s There

Student Author Information

Dominic ButlerFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Communication Studies

Abstract

Since the first ever joke was recorded in 1900B.C, jokes have remained the most prominent piece of satire. As society shifts in patterns of what is deemed appropriate and acceptable, jokes and comedy shift with it. Jokes become outdated, labeled “too soon”, and called inappropriate when the joke is not congruent with societal standards. A poor joke can ruin careers and the livelihood of popular media. Through a qualitative critical study of popular media and comedians using Burke’s Pentad the content of jokes will be categorized in what is deemed appropriate. The outlets of social media and various other media sources enacts a connection that allows the audience to create popular opinions towards jokes and the jokes source. This opinion source correlates with the acceptance of the joke. It is through the correlation of societal patterns and Burke’s Pentad that creates the acceptance and the appropriate understanding of jokes.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jorgensen-Earp Dr. Roux

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Knock Knock... Who’s There

Since the first ever joke was recorded in 1900B.C, jokes have remained the most prominent piece of satire. As society shifts in patterns of what is deemed appropriate and acceptable, jokes and comedy shift with it. Jokes become outdated, labeled “too soon”, and called inappropriate when the joke is not congruent with societal standards. A poor joke can ruin careers and the livelihood of popular media. Through a qualitative critical study of popular media and comedians using Burke’s Pentad the content of jokes will be categorized in what is deemed appropriate. The outlets of social media and various other media sources enacts a connection that allows the audience to create popular opinions towards jokes and the jokes source. This opinion source correlates with the acceptance of the joke. It is through the correlation of societal patterns and Burke’s Pentad that creates the acceptance and the appropriate understanding of jokes.