Стендъп комедия: характеристики и първи стъпки в България.
Български фолклор, 2015, 1, с. 86-101. Print ISSN 0323-9861
The article comments on the most specific features of stand-up comedy and its humor. Seemingly a monologue, in reality stand-up comedy is similar to spontaneously occurring conversations since the performer, in spite of the fact that s/he controls the interaction with the audience, constantly seeks and establishes verbal contact with it. Emphasis is put on those manifestations of stand-up comedy that are socially significant and that exert an impact on the audience in certain contexts in the sense of a change in the perspective on things and even a change in the beliefs and assumptions of people in the audience. The optimal role of a comedian, beyond the role of an entertainer and laughter provoker, is that of a social commentator, rebel and the speaker of truth. Some of the features of the Bulgarian stand-up comedy that has recently appeared, such as content and performance, are also studied.
stand-up comedy, humor, social significance of stand-up comedy, stand-up comedy in Bulgaria
Language, Linguistics, Literature and Theory of Literature