As has been the form in previous years, Jesting About will document the comedy stylings of a wide range of talents, including stand-up, musical, poetic and sketch comedy.
For years women have been under-represented in the world of comedy, with Jesting About we've discovered six women comedians so hopefully we're getting some balance along the way.
The two, aged 23 and 18, separately sent comedy ideas to the North-east talent search, also called Jesting
About, which was run by the BBC and Northern Film and Media.
A culture of predatory wit in early modern courtly circles suggests that Antonio and Sebastian's acidic jesting
in The Tempest is not a trivial subject.
My investigation reveals that the following oral genres, mainly from the oral literature of the Moose, have been re-injected into the novel: the proverb and the slogan, the tale and the legend, the song and, finally, the jesting
alliance and relationship.
In the temporary "museum"--a private space with a lightly jesting
claim to institutional status--photographs, objects, drawings, and projections were brought together in a loose gathering of references.
Brown considers the representation of women within jesting
literature as well as women's "unwritten" roles as joke tellers and audience members, and she challenges the assumptions that early modern humor always presented women as the "humiliated butts of jokes" or the "passive auditors of men's jests" (2).
The restrictions on laughter in etiquette books of the era were consistent with a moderate appreciation of the value of jesting
, rather than an outright restriction against it.
More than 1,200 costumed performers dressed in Elizabethan garb will treat visitors like royalty, entertaining them with music and song, jousting, jesting
and juggling, magic, comedy and a bit of theater.
Emanating the star wattage of Tom and Nicole, the acting duo are jesting
their way through a Los Angeles photo shoot to promote their starring roles in the Bailiwick Theatre staging of Larry Kramer's Just Say No, a play that takes on the AIDS-blindness of President Reagan's America.
Yes, I jest--though all of the data I just presented are true--and yes, I needed to point out quickly that I was jesting
A talent scout for the radio show Jesting
About is currently out and about in the region on the look-out for comedians who can pull off a BBC-worthy stand-up routine.
Nevertheless, their success was only achieved through decades of protracted struggle, and thinks to large doses of humor as well as jesting
responses to police harassment.
Bob was front and centre in the audience at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema for the show-and-tell culmination of Jesting
About, a collaborative project between the BBC and Northern Film and Media, aimed at unearthing new comedy talent in the North East.
About is a collaborative project between the BBC and regional agency Northern Film and Media, aimed at giving funny people from the region the opportunity to attend masterclasses, workshops and mentoring sessions in the run up to a string of broadcasting opportunities in 2011.