Definition of 'deadpan'
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Really, this whole film is just a good excuse for more of his hilarious deadpan humour. The Sun (2016)He said:'She was deadpan serious. The Sun (2016)The incongruity of flying fingers and deadpan faces was fun to watch. Christianity Today (2000)He remains a grand master of machinegun rhymes and deadpan northern wit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The humour is so deadpan and silly that you have to laugh. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had a serious air that masked a deadpan sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He reckoned that seeing comics laughing at their own jokes influenced his own deadpan style. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is a gifted storyteller with a deadpan sense of humour and the book is a rollicking read. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His preferred performance method is deadpan. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What raises these lives above their oppressed condition is human decency, frequently laced with deadpan irony. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The performance style is deadpan, while cutesy narrative resolutions are strenuously avoided. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The story is simple and the style self-consciously deadpan. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His friends talk of his teasing, deadpan style. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are moments of deadpan comedy, but the discovery of a body tips the film off balance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A deadpan style may have worked well on film but here it just comes across as underpowered. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Neither does the deadpan wit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She succeeds in telling her story without a tinge of self-pity, but with deadpan wit. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His Sunday night set was laced with typically deadpan wit, but low on fire or invention. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Don't worry, the combination of deadpan humour and ingenious musicianship remains a winning formula. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The deadpan performance poet presents a night of stand-up, song and more. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A small masterpiece of deadpan wit, it's a reminder of the qualities that also make him an incomparable raconteur and interviewee. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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