Is Storytelling Comedy's Highbrow Future?
Friday, December 17, 2010
Comedy onstage goes back to Aristotle, but in recent decades it's been delegated to basement comedy clubs and sometimes seedy bars. But there is a new trend in comedy onstage. Lately, comics, monologists and regular people have been taking the stage to tell earnest, straightforward stories—not just the observational humor that has been a hit in decades past.