In this article, the author contemplated comic genre in colonial Chosun, especially tales and gags published in Samcheolli a representative general magazine of the 1930’s. The purpose of this article was to understand comedies and ‘laugh’ in the colonial pop culture. Samcheolli as a well-liked popular magazine at the time followed the custom of putting comic materials in the magazine. Humorous stories published in Samcheolli are classified into three categories. First category contains funny stories about love, marriage and family. As a private individual appeared and the related relation and space is newly emerged, love, marriage and family became a new possible background of ‘laugh’. The other is a kind of political humor. Samcheolli deeply concerned with international political situations and ‘characters’ of Chosun society and these concerns corresponded with political humor. However, humorous stories of Samcheolli could not directly deal with politics. Last one is reporting gags of Shin Bul-Chul, a popular gagman
at the time. In the thirties, gag had positioned as a representative of comic genre, and ‘funny baldhead’ was Shin Bul-Chul’s well-known repertory. Shin Bul Chul was an outstanding gagman who played an active role even after the liberation of Korea; the aesthetics of his comedy embodied an aggressive satire.
Ⅱ. 식민지 조선의 ‘코미디 은하계’와 씌어진 코미디
새로운 젠더의 상황과 웃음
거세된 정치와 실패한 코미디
Ⅳ. 신불출 만담 지상 중계의 경우: ‘웃기든지, 죽든지’
코미디의 언어 문제와 공연을 글로 쓴다는 것
만담〈익살맞은 대머리〉의 경우