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The Minute Interventions of Stewart Lee: The affirmative conditions of possibility in comedy, repetition and affect

Sharpe, Scott; Dewsbury, John David; Hynes, Maria


The popular performer speaks in an already recognizable tongue, producing pleasure by an affirmation of what the audience already knows and feels. Yet affirmation is, at its best, much more than this, involving an openness into the coming into being of something that is genuinely new. In this article we explore the way that humour-and specifically the stand-up comedy of Stewart Lee-can cultivate an audience's bodily receptivity to novel modes of thinking and being which are never recognisable...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Performance Research
DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2014.928527


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