Snuff Puppets: Black Comedy #2


Further to yesterday’s post on the genre of Black Comedy, a little bit of controversy has arisen today.

A Herald Sun newspaper article reports Snuff Puppets will soon be performing their Twin Towers Show in Melbourne.

A chronicle of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, the show that many will no doubt find offensive, is nevertheless an excellent example of Black Humour (post script: after having just seen the film World Trade Center, perhaps ‘brutal’ example, may be closer to the mark).

At the very heart of Black Comedy is the notion that the majority of its audience will find the method in which sensitive subject matter is tackled, as inappropriate.

Black Humour is not meant to be pretty. It is often grotesque and its aim is to mock things we sometimes regard as sacred.

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