Punchlines derive their humour from being unexpected – “Punch” indicating that the “Line” should always come as a surprise or shock. The major school of thought suggests that few Punchlines are funny out of context.
There is another school of thought (Actually Dave’s school of thought) that the opposite can be true. In this new show he will present evidence to support this. He quotes: – “Bob? Who’s Bob?” / “Have you got Bunk Beds?” / “Eileen, bring me a cloth”. Then of course there’s Nuns. Nuns in baths, Nuns on bikes and that Lion walking in a pub ; not to mention the bloke with the big orange head.
“A comic who walks a tightrope between the comedy of the everyday and the surreal, pausing occasionally to place a foot down firmly on either side” – Guardian
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