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deliberately impassive in manner

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His crush brings out his soft side, filtered through his funny, dead-pan narrative voice.
Comedian Paul Merton, pictured left with fellow Have I Got News For You panellist Ian Hislop, has always relied on a dead-pan relied on a dead-pan delivery for his delivery for his comedy.
Sir Ranulph alternately provoked shock with photos of the effects of polar exploration on the body and great laughter with his dead-pan, but extremely amusing, stories of how he coped with the extreme challenges of exploring earth's last frontiers.
And his stand-up work has a quiet, almost dead-pan feel to it, occasionally spilling into surrealism.
Using a judiciously restricted palette to highlight significant illustrative details, and an understated, dead-pan tone in the text, Riddle will delight readers with an imaginary donkey's antics, as he engages in increasingly outrageous behaviour.
Throughout all of this, Ford displays a dry, dead-pan delivery that makes you wish he'd tried his hand at more big-screen comedy.
Image Ubiquitous dead-pan comedian Best Known for His stand-up comedy Early Life Born in 1972 in Slough, the son of Irish immigrants.
Chicago's FBI chief, Robert Grant, asked yesterday if the latest gubernatorial arrest made this the most corrupt state in the Union, replied, dead-pan: "If it isn't, it's certainly one hell of a competitor."
His work's visual terseness, along with its frequently droll content, can come off as a dead-pan sight gag.
His mono-syllabic, stoney-faced, dead-pan performances has always left me wondering why he ever made it in Hollywood.
Docu's absurdism and ersatz solemnity mirrors the group's own in-joke approach, but also shares their novelty-act limits: What's delightfully dead-pan for 30 minutes begins to pall before the 76-minute mark.
At the last UIA congress, in Beijing, the plenary sessions (apart from the notable exception of Kenneth Frampton's inspiring but dead-pan delivered opening speech -- printed in AR November 1999) were largely of the usual architectural kind: 'look at me, I'm so clever, and this is what I've been doing for the last 20 years'.
After the opening match of the day, the glare from Gabby Logan's lip- gloss had viewers reaching for their sunglasses, before an American interviewer, who looked suspiciously like ITV's annoying early-morning trash presenter Trisha, interviewed a dead-pan Brad Friedel.
Standing at the far right of the stage, Rosenwald, costumed as a poet laureate, leads the viewer through the tangled plot with verses heightened by his serious, dead-pan delivery.
The narrator, Sandra, a deathobsessed undertaker's assistant, is by turns outrageous, dead-pan and darkly comic in her descriptions of love between the living and the dead.