Documentary comedy

Documentary comedy is a form of comedy. The comic material used is presented in documentary style—usually, a report on a particular theme or issue—and with the same investigation and reporting methods used to gather the material.

Well-known documentary comics include Dave Gorman,[1][2] Danny Wallace, Tony Hawks, John Clarke and Brian Dawe, Alex Horne,[3] and Mark Steel.

It is not to be confused with mockumentary, a form of spoof in which a documentary is played "straight" but based on fictitious material.


  1. "Live". 28 October 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  2. "Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure". Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  3. "Why it's time for horseback cricket to make a comeback". The Telegraph. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2012.

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