Aug. 13, 2021

Dressing for Laughs: Comedy in Costume

Dressing for Laughs: Comedy in Costume

This episode puts the gags front and centre. We don’t mean the effortless banter between Lucy and Ben, or her relentless teasing of him (which is only funny for one!), but the laughter and joy that is inherent in dressing up. From the trope of the...


This episode puts the gags front and centre. We don’t mean the effortless banter between Lucy and Ben, or her relentless teasing of him (which is only funny for one!), but the laughter and joy that is inherent in dressing up. From the trope of the Wise Fool, and the ‘Scary Clown Scare’ of 2016, to the haute couture of Viktor & Rolf, and an interview with a clown-turned-comedy lecturer, we consider the poignancy of costume puns and explain why a collective giggle is necessary for all.

References