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Farty paintings and getting sozzled on gin: a seriously silly history of art and comedy colliding

24 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Can comedy ever be art? From the crucifixion in puppet form to Vic Reeves on dada, we celebrate the daftness that can ensue when one spills over into the other A critic once called Simon Munnery 's Edinburgh show “the closest comedy gets to modern art”. The following year, the comedian pursued this idea to its illogical conclusions. Wielding a Venn diagram he illustrated how comedy could abut, but never actually become, art. As a comedian, he could only knock his head vainly against the border dividing the two fields: very far from funny comedy, but not really art. The position on the...
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