Anyone have suggestions for comedic pieces which could be best read aloud or performed either in private or among friends.
Something like a ballad or a lyrical fable would be great, particularly if it was easy to memorize. I'm interested in getting familiar with some poetic devices, rhyming schemes and creative uses of alliteration.
Some works I've enjoyed are The Hunting of the Snark, The Raven, works by Robert Frost, works of Byron.
I'm particularly looking for lyrical and comedic works.
Grotesque and Foolery are favorite subjects.