Humor and laughter can benefit every person's mental health. According to Melinda Smith and Jeanne Segal, who are the authors in the Help Guide Organization, " Laughter makes us feel good. And the good feeling that we get when we laugh remains with us even after the laughter subsides. Humor helps us keep a positive, optimistic outlook through difficult situations, disappointments, and loss." They are right, laughter make us feel good even when the laughter subsides. The reason why it still feels good even when the laughter is gone is because our minds keep replaying the scenario over and over again so that our mind will be able to relax, reduce the stress and the tension that is in our mind and our body. They also said that humor helps us overlook
...ithout comic relief, the audience is forced to only feel horrified by what they are seeing when in reality such atrocious things never happened. The directors who dared to infuse comedy into their works all had the common goal to help the people watching the films understand the Holocaust more profoundly. Comedy can help display how the victims of the Holocaust truly were as innocent people, and further emphasize the level of repulsion that actually went on in these situations. In each Holocaust comedy there is a perfect combination between humor and grief that stays with us from the first to the last line.
This is because the primary goal of comedy is to make the audience laugh. The comedic light on everything makes viewing a comedy enjoyable and amusing. Laughter is a form of expressions that everyone connects and understands. It's the universal language that needs no explanation. Laughter helps relieve stress, picks you up and gives you a sense of escapism. Comedies allow you to see the good things in the world and give a positive light on things. Despite everything in your life or in the world that may be troubling you, comedies are a place for laughter and fun. Laughter is truly a shared experience, and that's what comedy is all about. Not only is their goal is to make you laugh, but there are all aspects of humor out there. There is truly a type for everyone. There's a type out there for everyone whether it involves crude humor, found in White Chicks or Dumb and Dumber or all the way to ironic or satirical humor found in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World or Hot Rod. Everyone can find a comedy that appeals to them personally. There also varying themes in comedy that make you enjoy them more. For example, there are comedies that deal with reality and hardships but in a light-hearted way or imaginative worlds and ridiculous scenarios there. Comedy movies are also one of the few genres that can include family friendly options that appeal from kids to adults alike. Movies such as The Lego Movie, Zootopia
Laughter can be used for many things. In Laughing Matters, writers Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves say, “Jokes have this wonderful potential to create moments of social informality, a sort of leveling out of the teller’s and hearer’s very unequal roles.” (pg. 48) No matter what walks of life that the joke teller and the audience come from, no matter their skin color or background, comedy can shed light onto issues that most have a hard time talking about. They can bring a new perspective to controversial issues, and create dialogue between people groups.
The comedy featured ordinary characters and thus allowed people to laugh at their pains and ironic situations. Unlike comedy, tragedy had as protagonists, people of high social level. The characters of the tragedy are usually caught in a fate that they cannot escape. It is rare that the tragedy gives a solution or it is in most cases death. To summarise, comedy was designed to make people laugh and show that a happy ending is possible, it often ends with marriages, while the tragedy shows that even very important persons can find themselves in situations that are beyond them and that lead them to their downfall.
...dness but comedy was used as an emotion. When Michael was going to make a "citizens arrest" at the banks, there was comedy there, sort of like sarcasm which is known to sway a person's thoughts if it is funnier in the sense. The whole movie really shows a lot of emotions and tries to persuade our thoughts on the government with it.
Life was consumed by constant orders, labor, malnutrition, disease, and murder in the concentration camps. Yet somehow the human psyche in many individuals was able to endure throughout these imprisonments. Men and women were almost completely dehumanized during this genocide, but their psyche survived it. People had to find little things to keep themselves content and to nurture their psyche. “Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation” (63). Humor allows a person to escape a situation and rise above it, even if only for a short time. Humor can never be taken away from anyone because it is naturally within us. Humor within the concentration camps allowed people, for even a split second, to feel like they were free and not in this confinement. “The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living” (64). It would be much more rigorous on the human psyche if one could not escape every so often and realize the humor in something. Humor allowed people to become more relaxed and release some stress, allowing the human psyche to stay healthier.
Comedy films are films designed to make the audience laugh. A common characteristic of comedy is an exaggeration of events, which is done to provide further amusement to viewers. Comedies also tend to have happy endings, keeping in line with the general light-heartedness of the genre. Some movies may even take typical frustrations experienced by most viewers and portray them in a non-serious manner. As with all movies, comedies contain at least one conflict. These conflicts may be caused by numerous events, such as an exaggerated misunderstanding or a case of mistaken identity. Comedy allows the audience to “take a break” from the hassles of life and enjoy a couple hours of pure amusement (Dirks, 2017).
A tragedy is defined as beginning with a problem that affects everyone, i.e. the whole town or all the characters involved, the tragic hero must solve this problem and this results in his banishment or death [run-on sentence]. A comedy is defined as also beginning with a problem, but one of less significant importance. The characters try to solve the problem and the story ends with all the characters uniting in either a marriage of a party. Although these two genres are seen as being complete opposites of each other, through further analysis one can gather that though they are different certain similarities can also be seen.
Like Bill Crosby said “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, whatever your situation might be, you can survive it.” Humor can be taking a situation, event, or problem and adding little interesting details to make it hilarious. It can be composed of satire, offensive or gross humor. So, what is funny? Funny can have a variety of definitions for many people. People can think that acting foolish or falling down the stairs funny. What I really find funny is a comedian or a person making jokes about other person's race or copying their accent; in a good way. Everybody has something that makes them laugh; it can be as simple as farting in public.
Delicatessen tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where many people are starving and are forced to take extreme measures to survive. The film fallows a group of people living in an apartment building run by the butcher who owns it. To survive this group of people have resulted to cannibalism. The dark subject matter in the film may prevent some viewers from appreciating the comedy hidden within; however, it is also what gives this film a unique feel and make the comedic elements have a greater impact on most viewers. Dark Comedies demonstrate the importance of balancing humor and seriousness in order provide a truly enjoyable film.
Humor is an essential part of my daily life. Causing someone to laugh and feel amused varies from person to person. What I find funny may not be funny to others. My sense of humor may vary, from watching comedy movies, to late night comedy talk shows. What I find mostly funny are Internet memes or funny Internet videos, because they have both been modified into distinct funny phrases or modified into funny videos that cause humor and they are always new ones being created, you can also share them to give someone else laughter. My sense of humor comes from my dad, growing up we would watch Spanish comedy on television together, though not all humor can be funny, because I believe there is a line that should not be crossed when using humor.
comedies give people an opportunity to look at humor in life and laugh at it. Comedies usually
There are many characteristics that make up a comedy. Characteristics such as mistaken identity, battle of the sexes, and jumping to conclusions are what set the comedic story apart from the tragedy. Within a comedy, no matter how much fault, and dismay may appear within the story, there always seems to be the classic ending of “…and they all lived happily ever after…” Comedies capture the viewer with a sense of compassion and love for the characters in the story. Each character has their own essence, to which they pertain a flaw of some sorts, which the audience can relate to. With the relation to characters there is defiantly a certain interest that is grabbed by the actors, which sucks the audience into the show.