Types of Humor

Who?s on First?

Work Time

Watch or read the Abbott and Costello sketch “Who’s on First?” Even though it may not be your favorite kind of humor, it is one of the most famous comedy sketches of all time.

Pay close attention to what makes this clip funny. When you’re finished, share your ideas with a partner or small group and see whether you noticed the same things. Why has this sketch stood the test of time?

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