The Function of Humor Applied in Margaret Chos Stand-Up Comedy: PsyCHO

Anindita Dewangga Puri, F.X. Risang Baskara


This article discusses the function of humor in Margaret Cho's Stand-Up Comedy entitled PsyCHO. The aims of this research are to explain the humor function applied by Margaret Cho in creating humor situation in her stand-up comedy. The data in this research are oral data which is transcribed into written form. This study uses a qualitative descriptive method. According to the research in the stand-up comedy entitled PsyCHO, the researchers found that Margaret Cho tends to use humor function to create solidarity with the audiences. This is dominated by sharing strategy which is often conveyed by Cho in her stand-up comedy.

Keywords: humor, stand-up comedy, pragmatics, jokes


humor; stand-up comedy; pragmatics; jokes

Full Text:



Double, O. 2014. Getting the Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-up Comedy. London: Bloomsbury.

Hay, J. 2000. Function of Humor in the Conversation of Men and Women, Journal of Pragmatics 32, pp. 709-742

Kesuma, T.M.J. 2007. Pengantar (Metode) Penelitian Bahasa. Yogyakarta: Penerbit Carasvatibooks.

Ross, A. 1998. The Language of Humor. New York: Routledge.

Sudaryanto. 1993. Metode dan Aneka Teknik Analisis Bahasa: Pengantar Penelitian Wahana Kebudayaan secara Linguistik. Yogyakarta: Duta Wacana University Press.

Wijana, I.D.P. 2003. Kartun: Studi tentang Permainan Bahasa. Yogyakarta:

Penerbit Ombak.

Wijana, I.D.P. 2014. Wacana Teka-Teki. Yogyakarta: Penerbit Ombak.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Journal of Language and Literature (JOLL) is published by  Prodi Sastra Inggris, Fakultas Sastra, Universitas Sanata Dharma.

JOLL is indexed in:


This journal is is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License 

View My Stats