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Schwind, Kai Hanno. 2015. Like Watching a Motorway Crash: Exploring the Embarrassment Humor of The Office. Humor 28 (1) : 49–70.
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De Gruyter


This paper debates the particular discourse of quandary humor and its link to performance and narrative in the BBC sitcom The Office, and judges how this humor defies an audience’s fun (in) watching by treating matters of empathy and moral disengagement according to uses of dimmer kinds of mediated humor and comedy.