Jasper Carrott

Jasper CArrot, Driven to Distraction

Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Reformulations

Reformulations Without getting into the added complexities of following your conversations with others, generally speaking, whenever you speak you are doing at least three things at once. You are planning what to say next, saying what you previously planned and monitoring what you just said in order to check that it is actually what you …

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Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Audience Address

Audience Address Comedy is like any other commodity – it can me marketed. And like any market the style must suit the targeted audience. The approach to a television show like ‘Carrott’s Lib’ is different from that of his theatre shows and different again from the form used in his books. The greatest difference between …

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Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Audience Prompts

Audience Prompts These prompts apply only to the live audience. Jasper Carrott employs a number of these with various results. The main ones he uses, some of which have been mentioned earlier, are pauses, key words or phrases and by starting the laughter himself. These may be used in conjunction with each other. A classic …

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Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Sentences

Sentences As has been shown in the preceding posts, there are a number of differences between the written and spoken material. in this section I shall look purely at the words used and how they are strung together. A table of all the grammatical statistics can be found in appendix E – Grammatical statistics. To …

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Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Conclusion

Conclusion Based on this study of Jasper Carrott’s ‘Mother-in-Law / Learner Driver’ sketch I can conclude that his delivery has indeed become much more polished with time. In conjunction with intonation, gestures and use of accents, his final act sis so well rehearsed that, grammatically, it is as highly structured as the version found in …

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Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Notations

Appendix A : Key to the notation forms used in the transcriptions (.) Pause of a second or less (#) Pause of greater than 1 second. Duration gives (i.e. (3) for three-second pause). (J.#) Deliberate pause to prompt audience response or laughter (*#) Duration of audience laughter (J*#) Duration of audience laughter, initiated by Jasper …

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Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Transcript 1975

Appendix B – 1975 transcript Track: ‘Learner Driver’ Taken from the album ‘Jasper Carrott Rabbits On and On and On…’ Recorded live at The Fletchhamstead, Coventry, 1975 Duration : 4:01 minutes May well be removed one day, but I found it on Youtube, here: (Note: The posts were based on line numbering from a print-out, …

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Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Transcript 1981

Appendix C – 1981 transcript Track ‘Learner Driver’ Taken from the album ‘Beat the Carrott’ Recorded live at the London Palladium, 1981 Duration: 5.52 May well be removed one day, but I found it on Youtube, here: You can buy the DVD on Amazon now. (Note: The posts were based on line numbering from a …

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