Why so much comedy is set in the office.

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Think about some of the greatest situation comedies and they generally have one thing in common, they involve the comings and goings of the office. Why is the office such a rich place to get so much comic mileage? Whilst there has been factory based sitcoms such as the Rag Trade the majority feature office work as the central location. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (which struck a chord with so many in the 1970’s) is one of the first examples but the classic has to be the  Ricky Gervais and Stephen Marchant’s mockumentary The Office. One common thing is that they all have a decent Operator Chair. All office’s need them and a Large range of cheap operator chairs online can be found at the included link.

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One of the many reasons the Office is such a great comedic location is that it is something that we can all relate to. For the most part we all work in offices so that sense of shared community and experience is familiar to us. We’ve all come across a boss a bit like David Brent or CJ. We’ve all worked with character like a Gareth or a Tim. We might even see some of ourselves in them. It is this sense of recognition that makes us laugh as we see the absurdities that we all have to endure in the office and the fun that we can have as well.

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It’s plainly true that despite changing working practice, such as the IT Crowd. the office remains a place where new comedy can be written and grow.