‘PowerPoint Karaoke’ Pits Players In Improv Slideshows

And, in the March 19, 2015 article in The Wall Street Journal:Forums called ‘PowerPoint karaoke’ or ‘battle decks,’ are cropping up as a way for office workers of the world to mock an oppressor, the ubiquitous PowerPoint presentation. The mix of improvised comedy and corporate-culture takedown is based on a simple notion: Many PowerPoint presentations are unintentional parody already, so why not go all the way?

During intentionally comedic competitions, many laugh lines land with a thud, just like real PowerPoint presentations. But the comedy is a draw because PowerPoint conventions are so familiar, and so easily parodied.”