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Kafka as Comedy

By posted at 9:38 am on November 23, 2010 2

“When you think Franz Kafka, what comes to mind? Mitteleuropean gloom, perhaps… What you don’t think of is standup comedy.” Two young comedians are staging a new version of Kafka’s The Trial to hit the London stage next month.





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2 Responses to “Kafka as Comedy”

  1. David Backer
    at 10:13 am on November 24, 2010

    Didn’t DFW try to teach his students that Kafka is funny?

  2. Richard Martin
    at 3:10 pm on November 24, 2010

    Franz is hilarious, if you know what to look for. He’s the comic father of 75% of the comedians today, whether their mothers know it or not. Although The Castle is funnier than The Trial. But don’t wait for the punchline.

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