If there is one way to bring a smile to someone’s face, it is laughter. Funny jokes, comical stunts, sarcasm- Every person is different when it comes to what makes them laugh. Some find dry humor comical. Others think sarcasm or joke-filled ranting are the best. ‘Comedy’ is such a broad term, broad enough to allow everyone to find something they find comical.
They seem to have an in-born talent that automatically makes the people to laugh and perfectly lighten lackluster and dreary atmosphere and we are often left wondering why and how did they do to make their jokes seem so effortless and also go so well. When it comes to telling of jokes, are you talented? Do you crack jokes at a hat drop? Are you the guy who is sought-after
Laughter and humor are ongoing topics amongst philosophers to ponder and to determine what makes one laugh, what’s funny? Thomas Hobbes’ theory, though short, is one that is a central point of reference, to date, when analyzing what makes us laugh. According to Hobbes “the passion of laughter is nothing but sudden glory arising from sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others” (Hobbes 458). Hobbes believes that it’s one’s superior feelings over another person’s inferiorities that the superior finds humorous, which result in laughter. He also theorizes on Wit.
You made our class interesting, fun, and informative. Satire and parody will continue to be portrayed in Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and The Colbert Report, just to name a few. These shows continue to bring laughter to viewers while also bringing light to present day controversies. Stand-up comedy is a work of art; comedians are able to make people laugh at themselves, their own race, gender, and sexual identity. Bill Cosby said, “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.
“Potty” humor indicates someone young and immature at heart. Insult humor is designed for those who can find humor at the expense of their personal pride and stigma. Dark humor is reserved for optimists who have the tendency to cross lines. In the end, comedy is simply a means for people to laugh and find peace in the midst of all the disarray in
Shaw’s aim was to make certain ideas, which were unpalatable to the early twentieth century society, receive attention among the thinking public. In the wit and sparkle of a comedy he thought people would be interested, and once interest was created, the ideas presented along with the comedic would be less objectable . He has succeeded to a significant extent in his aim by presenting his unconventional ideas through a comedy. A comedy’s aim is to entertain people. Along with that aim Shaw has the second aim more important than the first, to make people listen to something important.
Pranks are fun to do and it's fun to prank someone, other times pranks can be taken very wrong and someone could feel embarrassed or hurt. Sarcasm is also another major humor type, I use sarcasm on a daily basis all the time. Sarcasm is defined as a sharp, often funny comment its meant to mock and/ or give pain. Not all people understand sarcasm It’s usually an ironic remark. Another type of humor is stands up comedy usually for stand up comedy there is a person on stage or preforming somewhere just saying a bunch of jokes or funny stories.
We often judge each other and ourselves by what we find funny. Laughter also affects us emotionally acting as a temporary amnesia making us forget or become less aware of our problems. Most sitcoms use stereotype and conflict of characters as an aspect of comedy creation. This combined with an emphasis on contrast, conflict and incongruity. By using incongruity the teller of a joke or former of comedy can tell the joke as if it were original, whether we laugh or not depends on if the joke contains some form of punch line that is in some way incongruous with the linguistic or physical environment in which it occurs but which at first sight had not been apparent or in any way anticipated by the audience.
That gives the person a sense of humor that many find unique and sometimes strange. The most popular type of humor, and the one that is used most often, is funny things as a genre. These are things that are written out specifically for an audience and for crowds of people. Stand up shows, T.V shows, and comedic movies utilize this type of humor to reach out to audiences to make them laugh. However, what happens when one culture finds comedic quality in one thing while the other does not?
St. Thomas loved humor, but when it came to dark humor he did not find it appealing, because he was a devoted Christian to God, and it is wrong to laugh when someone is helpless, or judging people by their limitations. The Relief Theory is a hydraulic explanation in which laughter does in the nervous system what a pressure-relief valve does in a steam boiler. To take a more scientific approach to the Relief Theory When we find something funny we laugh, which in doing so releases natural chemicals in our brains called endorphins which give us a good feeling that lasts long after the action of laughing has been done. Laughing reduces stress levels this is the same thing with the natural chemicals being released, lowers blood pressure, relives pain, improves cardiac health, boosts immune system cells, produces a general sense of wellbeing, and is a great workout for you abs. There is no negative effect laughing has on your body, only good can come from it, which is why St. Thomas believes humor and laughter is a God given gift.