Lesson 17: Rule Of Three, Callbacks & Anachronisms

Twenty five is a nice neat number isn’t it? It’d be a shame if it were ‘27’ lessons – hence me combining these three topics. I think I can justify the combination though as the first two, rule-of-three and callbacks are the two most common technical phrases comedians use. And, er, the third one ‘anachronisms’ makes it three topics in the blog, so it is in itself manifesting rule-of-three. Right, that increasingly weak justification out of the way, here we go… Rule-of-three manifests in many areas. In the political speech it is seen in phrases like 'education, education, education.' In comedy we often find jokes in batches of three, the first introducing the comic idea, the second developing

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