just rediscovered my comedy alignment chart
@WizardOfDocs So where does George Burns go?
He mostly deadpans punchlines, I guess?
But he feels more like he's deadpanning setups, even when he delivers punchlines.
@WizardOfDocs he was a vaudeville performer who made the jump to radio, then to film, then starred in one of the first TV sitcoms.
His wife retired and died in the fifties, and he kept working until he passed away at 100 in the 90s.
At least in his television years, he's one of my favorite performers.
I did a small write up and shared some episodes on the most recent post on https://diymedia.cc.
@WizardOfDocs I like this, even though to my mind some folks wouldn't fit on it at all. Steven Wright, for example, who delivered wacky material in a deadpan way, and you could never tell what was a setup and what, if anything, was a punchline. "I got home last night and someone had rotated all my furniture by 360 degrees."
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