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Synonyms for jesting

characterized by jokes and good humor

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As has been the form in previous years, Jesting About will document the comedy stylings of a wide range of talents, including stand-up, musical, poetic and sketch comedy.
"For years women have been under-represented in the world of comedy, with Jesting About we've discovered six women comedians so hopefully we're getting some balance along the way.
The Jesting About radio programme, which began in 2012 and has proved a successful platform for local comedy, has involved stars such as Ross Noble, Gavin Webster, Bob Mortimer and Mark Benton as well as newcomers who have gone on to work as both comedy writers and performers.
Other past Jesting About success stories include Victoria Cook who, after taking part in Jesting About 2, won presenting roles and a part in BAFTA-nominated CBBC programme Definitely Not Newsround while other contributors have gone on to write for the likes of Mr Bean, Vic and Bob and Mock The Week.
The two, aged 23 and 18, separately sent comedy ideas to the North-east talent search, also called Jesting About, which was run by the BBC and Northern Film and Media.
The Jesting About team took the decision to put the brothers together to write for a radio sketch show.
A culture of predatory wit in early modern courtly circles suggests that Antonio and Sebastian's acidic jesting in The Tempest is not a trivial subject.
FUNNY MAN Bob Mortimer, who was at the launch of 'Jesting About' at the Live Theatre, to find the best new comedy talent in the region
She shows us an early modern world in which women were actively and enthusiastically engaged in a culture of jesting, forging strong social bonds and articulating their pleasure in mocking laughter.
While Brown readily admits the masculinist mode of jest and its tendency towards antifeminist banter, she finds evidence of the popularity of jesting literature among women at all social levels.
The bibliography is wide-ranging in part because of the 'deliberately broad' nature of Brown's definition of jesting literature, including 'any verbal, gestural, or dramatic form that could be used to spur laughter or ridicule' (3).
The book's organization, consisting of an introduction, four substantive chapters devoted to the settings, topics, targets, and audiences of jesting, but no conclusion, merits close assessment.
Yes, I jest--though all of the data I just presented are true--and yes, I needed to point out quickly that I was jesting. For the "C-word" throws moderns into such a tizzy that they have great difficulty thinking straight.
The Jesting About radio programme, which began in 2012 and has proved a successful platform for local comedy, has involved stars such as Ross Noble, Gavin Webster, Bob Mortimer and Mark Benton, as well as newcomers who have gone on to work as both comedy writers and performers.
Jesting About is a collaborative project between the BBC and regional agency Northern Film and Media, aimed at giving funny people from the region the opportunity to attend masterclasses, workshops and mentoring sessions in the run up to a string of broadcasting opportunities in 2011.