Example sentences for: deadpan

How can you use “deadpan” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Its secret is deadpan parodies of news stories ("Report: Drug Use Down Among Uncool Kids").

  • Encomiums for the sitcom--which depicts the goings-on behind the scenes of a TV talk show--praise star and creator Garry Shandling's deadpan humor, the show's skewering of show biz, and its blurring of life and art with celebrity cameos (guests on the final episode include Jerry Seinfeld, Warren Beatty, and Jim Carrey).

  • These monochrome "accumulations," as repetitively patterned as the infinity nets, have a deadpan wit quite different from Claes Oldenburg's squishily theatrical hamburgers and lipsticks, with which they were sometimes shown in early Pop Art exhibitions.

  • Michael Caine's turn as the benign head of the orphanage (a doctor addicted to ether) is excellent, but Tobey Maguire, playing the orphan Caine takes under his wing and grooms to be his successor, is too deadpan for most critics.

  • He keeps the action slightly remote and the jokes deadpan, and the upshot is that the audience almost never stops giggling.


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