Publication details [#65977]

Sunday, Adesina B. and Ibukun Filani. 2019. Playing with culture: Nigerian stand-up comedians joking with cultural beliefs and representations. Humor 32 (1) : 97–124.
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Berlin: De Gruyter


Employing relevance theory for assay and seven routines from seven Nigerian stand-up comedians (NSUCs) as data, this inquiry examined how NSUCs insert shared cultural knowledge into their performances. NSUCs joke with culture by manipulating shared cultural representations and stereotypes, contorting collective knowledge, and projecting personal beliefs.