FC: Mark Twain's Humor | By Joey B.
1: “Mark Twain” stood for a stand-up performer as much as an author. His stand-up perfomances were comedic. He appeared in front of hundreds of audiences and maybe over a million people between 1867 and 1909, in halls, banquet rooms, in small towns and big cities. Performing a self is one of the central ideas of his work especially in fiction. | Mark Twain on Stage
2: Samuel Clemens was a man with two distinct identities. Clemens, the wealthy New Englander who thought nothing of spending $30,000, which was a lot of money during his time, a year on household expenses, and Mark Twain, champion of the downtrodden, stand-up comedian, and master of creating humorous tall-tales. Like the nation he would come to embody, Clemens was always reinventing himself, always full of contradictions. | The Two Sides of Mark Twain
3: Mark Twain used satire throughout most of his literature. Satire is a literary work in which human folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit. Satire is used to reveal flaws in human behavior of institutions with intent to reform. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts created the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. | Mark Twain's Type of Humor | The Kennnedy center for Performing Arts
4: Mark Twain, though more western than southern, was the foremost figure of southern/satire humor of his time. He was classified as a literary comedian. It took time for the genius of his combination of humor and to be recognized as serious literature, which it was. Mark Twain’s fiction helped some of the shaping forces of southern culture. | Mark Twain's Humor in Literature
5: "Mark Twain On Stage." Mark Twain On Stage. 31 Mar. 2009