Humor in Ahmad Hassan Alzubi's Sarcastic Show
Anwar Riziq Abu Alia
Zarqa University, Jordan
This research tackles the verbal humor in Ahmad Alzubi's hints in his show; ManSaf Baladi; (a traditional Jordanian dish) which is construed literally; Who Rules My Country. This research refers also to how this verbal humor is presented before people.
A descriptive research has been used to examine the research questions. Five videos of Ahmad Alzubi's referred to the subject were used as basis to answer the research questions, the researcher takes into consideration that the respective videos language used in the videos is Arabic language and translation or explanations have been provided once needed for easy understanding.
The researcher finds out that verbal humor in Ahmad Alzubi's hints in his show; ManSafBaladi; (a traditional Jordanian dish) which is construed literally; Who Rules My Country, is presented through puns, satire device; burlesque, inflation, malapropism,anachronism, understatement /diminution, deflation, grotesque, invective, sarcasm, mock encomium, and also it is presented through wordplay, allusion, parody, irony and joke performance.