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Discuss three comedy techniques which were explained by Rowan Atkinson and then used in Dads army Comedy is a part of life displayed naturally in daily tasks and professionally in movies and theatres Comedy has so many types the most prominent of which is visual comedy There are various comedy techniques displayed in Dads army which were explained in Funny business Visual comedy plays a significant part in forming the basis which Dads army revolves around as well as Physical verbal comedy and the use of clothes The comedians acts usually related to the audiences fantasies Visual comedy plays a significant part in Dads army Visual comedy liberates human beings from reality objects are given new meanings and values it explores the subconscious of the audiences minds giving them freedom to create For example in one scene the highest officer is explaining how to board a small boat to his soldiers constantly accusing them of not being able to do things right As soon as he places his foot on the boat a breeze blows the boat further into the water thus making the officer fall This scene consists of many branches of visual comedy hypocrisy and contradiction The social expectation was completely unexpectedly broken making it more humorous The comedians engagement with the audience in terms of desire was very effective in other words the comedians did what the audience wanted to happen not what they expected The fact that the high officer was accusing the soldiers of basically being clumsy supplied him with a more humorous but unexpected contradiction The imitated faces although not exaggerated made this scene more realistic the more realistic the comedy is the funnier Rowan Atkinson funny business Physical and verbal comedy was part of Dads army and was explained in funny business The
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