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Mediocre performers and the tragi-comic world of twi-light entertainment

Anna Travis

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A mediocre man has been trudging through two centuries worth of European and American culture and shows no sign of finishing his ghostly walk into the future. This fool archetype has a compelling and tragic-comic appeal. A classic variation is theMoreA mediocre man has been trudging through two centuries worth of European and American culture and shows no sign of finishing his ghostly walk into the future. This fool archetype has a compelling and tragic-comic appeal. A classic variation is the mediocre performer who maintains a subtle juggling act of pathos and mockery, required to keep his audience onside. He addresses his audience faux- naively, as fans of the ‘talented’, not tragically deluded persona. His delightful mediocrity resides in what Ricky Gervais has described as the “comic staple”: the gap “between how you are perceived and how you perceive yourself.”