gag line

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the point of a joke or humorous story

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Fellow Record columnist, our very own Des Clarke, was also on, trying out some new gag lines for the Edinburgh Fringe.
There are gag lines aplenty thrown into the story - "I'm free on Saturday night." "The rest of the week she's half a crown." - and the mood is light and friendly.
There are gag lines aplenty - "I'm free on Saturday night." "The rest of the week she's half a crown" - and the mood is light and friendly.
Galletta's script, Vogt-Roberts' direction and the distinctive play of the actors, notably Offerman and Mullally, lets the viewer know who everyone is right away, and the gag lines flow.
I think it comes more from situations than it does from gag lines. It's not something that we've tried to do.
Bruce McMillan's original tale earns numerous laughs from the droll paintings of Gunnella, with visual gag lines aplenty on every page.
This is, intermittently, an uproarious book; again and again Treglown hits upon the choice gag lines with which Pritchett studded his correspondence and conversation.
It must have been tempting with so many gag lines for director Den is Lawson to play it loud but instead he gives it a realistic feel, the humour arriving naturally but still very funny.
But whether or not Eric is mentally challenged, he's certainly a good role for Sudeikis, who delivers the offhand Gregory-Huyck gag lines with a light touch that, if not exactly sophisticated, at least reps a departure from the standard-issue sex comedy.
I've seen the video of his "Dressed to Kill" concert eight times, and my rapture at his gag lines ("Cake or death?
For every witticism that hits a bull's-eye, there are at least two gag lines that come off too canned, or simply aren't very funny.
(Gag lines, meanwhile, are on the order of "Oh, guano.") You smile a lot at "Honk!", and you squirm some, too, waiting for those moments when a strenuously facetious musical sheds all self-consciousness and -- like the mallard at its abundant heart -- becomes a swan.