Is Comedy Actually Laughter?
What s always funny about hair. Funny words and synonyms for some of the funniest quotes. Some of my favorites are the “It’s not so funny when you lose your train of thought” and the “A moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips”.
Some other things that are funny are – when someone is born with a funny bone, a sense of timing, a finely tuned sense of humor, the ability to crack a joke, being able to identify with others’ ability to understand sarcasm. The list of real life examples of the above mentioned traits is endless. Another thing that is funny is – if you can’t think of something funny, chances are you’re not going to be able to find a way to say it. The art of comedy delivery takes time and practice to master. If you can’t think of a joke when a situation or conversation comes up, chances are you’ll be stuck looking for a punch line for ages.
But how do you know when to use humor and when to just slip in plain honesty? The difference between truth and incongruity is that truth is the one that makes you feel good while incongruity is the one that makes you feel bad. For instance, the truth is that it is okay to miss a beat, or say that something was a stupid idea. On the other hand, the incongruity is when you say something stupid, but it isn’t necessarily a stupid idea. This is where knowing what the opposition thinks before you start a joke is important because you want to avoid any kind of backlash from them afterwards.
The most common mistakes that people make is that they overdo the humor in their jokes, they talk over people or use extremely poor language that isn’t appropriate for their situation. It s a lot easier to find a real life funny thing than to find something funny in everyday situations. This is why I believe that there is a fine balance between telling a joke and making people feel bad.
Some of the greatest moments in movies and television have come from moments that are meant to be humorous in the first place. One such moment is when Ben Stiller’s character, Lloyd Christmas, says, “Hey, you forgot to send your check.” In many ways, this line is meant to be comical, because Stiller is a well known thoughtful guy. However, he also just said, “You forgot to send your check”. That’s two or three times less humor than was needed in order to reach that point of the joke.
A good example of this can be found in the movie Invictus. There, Mark Wahlberg’s character goes out on a long walk with his friend (Wahlberg’s character is called Rico). After talking for some time, Wahlberg decides to stop the conversation to go buy a beer. Instead of saying, “I think I’ll have a beer”, he says, “I think I’ll have a beer and a blunt” – a statement that clearly had him laughing so hard he started to cry. When the movie ends, we understand the purpose of some of the comic relief – to get someone to laugh so hard they start to cry.