Wikipedia:WikiProject Comedy/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Comedy! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Comedy related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Comedy}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Comedy articles by quality and Category:Comedy articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Comedy WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessmentEdit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Comedy}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Comedy|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Comedy articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Comedy articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Comedy articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Comedy articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Comedy articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Comedy articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Comedy articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Comedy articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Comedy articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Comedy articles) Category
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Comedy articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Comedy articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Comedy articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Comedy articles) Project
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Comedy articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Comedy articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Comedy articles) ???

Quality scaleEdit

The scale for assessments is defined at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment. Articles are divided into the following categories.

Importance assessmentEdit

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Comedy}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Comedy|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Comedy articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Comedy articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Comedy articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Comedy articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Comedy articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Comedy articles)  ??? 

Importance scaleEdit

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Comedy.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Requesting an assessmentEdit

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below. Please note that an importance rating may not be given in some cases if the reviewer is unfamiliar with the subject.

If you assess an article, please strike it off using <s>Strike-through text</s> so that other editors will not waste time going there too. Thanks!

Submit new requests here:

  1. Mike Nichols- partially expanded and rewritten.-- (talk) 21:33, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
  2. Mel Brooks - partially expanded and rewritten.-- (talk) 21:12, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
  3. Georges Méliès - needs assessment.-- (talk) 21:42, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
  4. Stanley Donen - needs assessment.-- (talk) 21:42, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
  5. Paul F. Tompkins - expanded and re-written. --Marchijespeak/peek 22:52, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
  6. Comedy Bang Bang (TV series) - New article. Ænea 16:09, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  7. Coach Ernie Pantusso Nick1372 (talk) 00:03, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
  8. Kitty Flanagan- substantially expanded and verifiable references added. KittyLover (talk) 03:57, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  9. Phyllis Diller - expanded, reorganized, citations and importance as groundbreaking comic added. --Utilizer (talk) 19:59, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
  10. Lenny Schultz - requesting assessment.--Deoliveirafan (talk) 00:57, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
  11. The Jeffersons - Article is rated as high importance for this project. I spent the last couple of days finding and adding a ton of references and doing some other cleanup. Should be above start class now. Funcrunch (talk) 21:36, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  12. Artie Lange — Needs reassessment. Thank you! LowSelfEstidle (talk) 08:49, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
  13. The Firesign Theatre — Needs reassessment. Vastly expanded and improved by User:JustinTime55. Needs a look. Thank you!
  14. Armpit fart - Elaborated a little bit --D0nk m3m3s (talk) 14:32, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  15. Comedy music - Significantly expanded and is currently needing reassessment. Thank you. AnggotheManggo (talk) 03:35, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  16. Puppetry of the Penis - Hello! I have improved this article by adding over 2000 words, media, an infobox and references for my university assignment. It would be very helpful if this article could be re-assessed, as I believe it is now above Start-Class status. There is also a banner at the top of the article from 2012 requesting a need for additional citations, and I was hoping this could be reviewed. I have since added over 30 new references to the article to improve verifiability and credibility. Thank you very much. Rubyredgirl (talk) 07:18, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
  17. # Tommy Trinder expanded and rewritten. Humbledaisy (talk) 19:20, 7 February 2022 (UTC).

Quality logEdit

Comedy articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

February 4, 2023Edit


  • Humor on the internet (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t)
  • Phil Fletcher (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to C-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)


February 3, 2023Edit



February 2, 2023Edit


  • Jason Leong (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)


February 1, 2023Edit



  • Bert Tyler-Moore (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Stub-Class. (rev · t)
  • Michael McKean (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to C-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)


January 31, 2023Edit




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January 29, 2023Edit