»The Art of Laughter« (Belgium)
Date: Dec. 28 & 29, 2021 | 08:30 p.m.
Location: SZENE Salzburg, Anton Neumayr-Platz 2,5020 Salzburg
Duration: 60 min.
from age 12
Adults: € 49,-
Children (up to 15 years): € 20,-
Alone on stage, Jos Houben gives a conference of a particular kind, between philosophy and anthropology. He dissects the mechanisms of laughter, analyses their causes and their effects. Nothing resists the lucid insight of his exposé: our facial expressions, our gestures, our behaviour… all carry a comic potential that the expert eye and the astute talent of this comedian transpose on stage, revealing their burlesque and absurd character.
For a whole hour Jos Houben examines in »The Art of Laughter« the mechanics of laughter through numerous examples taken from our daily life. From the first steps of a baby to our ways of walking, from the way someone trips in a restaurant to how we pronounce the name of a cheese, he reveals all the
minute elements, often imperceptible, that make us laugh.
Jos Houben, who has presented this show in English in a great number of countries, has been able to prove that laughter is indeed peculiar to human beings.
By and with > Jos Houben | Production > C.I.C.T. – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord