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- The humour of Pimple films derived from theatrical burlesque, music-hall satire and from a tradition of buffoonery that embraced such infantilised characters as Silly Billy.
- A bit of buffoonery and tomfoolery are always welcome after a tense high wire act, during which everyone in the audience has been holding their breath, and looking anxiously upwards, in total empathy with the performer.
- A filmed version of the Pirates of Penzance, it is rich in anachronism and movie jokes, camp and buffoonery
- It has been interpreted as a beating out of evil spirits, as beautification, and even - erroneously - as buffoonery…
- Having led the Arches Circus Summer School for the past two years and with international performance experience, Seed is on a mission to subvert the public's preconception of big top buffoonery.
- The movement went to extremes in its use of buffoonery and provocative behaviour to shock and disrupt public complacency.
- You have everything from Homer's buffoonery to the more complicated satire.
- There is a beautifully simple slapstick moment between Pedro and Javier on the tennis court that perfectly captures the cheeky buffoonery of the movie.
- But what happened last week at Westminster was not buffoonery: it was Parliament - both Houses of it - doing exactly what it is supposed to do.
- The tartan army, for many a source of national pride as a good-natured counterpoint to prevailing hooliganism elsewhere, is now routinely derided in the press for its apparent buffoonery and lack of knowledge of the beautiful game.
- This gorgeous, impressive set, once lit, was host to dancing that bordered on buffoonery, but silly music deserves silly dancing.
- With their powerful blend of gothic horror, aggression and buffoonery, The Damned have become one of punk's most enduring and entertaining bands.
- Aristotle said Irony better befits a gentleman than buffoonery; the ironical man jokes to amuse himself, the buffoon to amuse other people.
- Many a batsman has already paid the penalty for believing that Kirby's glares and stares were mere buffoonery only then to find a stump ripped out by a great delivery or an edged shot finishing up in the hands of the slips.
- Added to all of this technical wizardry is a musical score by David Rhymer, performed by the entire cast with just the right mix of sentiment and buffoonery.
- The trapeze girls are putting colours, clowns are busy giving final touches to their buffoonery, a cute puppy is ready with an umbrella and the white chimp, a proud possession of Great Royal, is already on the bicycle.
- The crazy fivesome promise ‘a host of new songs and a finely tuned performance, punctuated by drunken buffoonery and priceless gems of wit and wisdom’.
- It's made up of all sorts of bits and pieces that no one would otherwise touch, but he's packaged it well and dressed it up with his trademark buffoonery.
- Like all standup comedians who transition into film careers, he had to buy his way into the business through buffoonery.
- I suspect that there are lawyers who have been disbarred because of less offensive courtroom buffoonery.