Crossword Puzzle

Comedy Crossword

Across

  1. When you lead an audience to expect one thing, and surprise them with an unexpected ending (misdirection)
  2. The speed that a scene or routine is run at (pace)
  3. A remark intended to humiliate or criticize someone (be careful not to be too personal) (putdown)
  4. A type of comedy that pokes fun at a serious issue or tries to undermine people of authority (satire)
  5. The idea that words can be played around with verbally to get a funnier meaning (wit)

Down

  1. When you get a laugh by doing or saying something completely unexpected (absurdity)
  2. A picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect (caricature)
  3. To say something amusing while affecting a serious manner (deadpan)
  4. A scene that has at least two characters speaking to each other (dialogue)
  5. The process of turning a small joke into a bigger and funnier story, usually with an exaggerated and over-the-top conclusion (escalation)
  6. A joke which is usually a single sentence but packs the punchline in straightaway (one-liner)
  7. The use of physical humour e.g. bumping into someone, falling over – rather than dialogue to get a laugh (slapstick)

["punchline", "sarcasm", "spoof", "stereotype"]

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