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.
Bill Cosby said, “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” Laughter helps us deal with our everyday struggles in life. Laughter keeps us going and makes us look at the bright side of life. The trick to comedy is being honest is funny…and reality is better than
An instance of this could be a myriad of “doo-doo” and fart jokes-where the punchline could be actual flatulence, causing the audience to gag and retreat. This off-colour humor, rather poor in taste and vulgar, borders between the lines of funny, and nauseating. Similar to dark humor, it appeals to the non-sensitive, who embrace the not-so grand aspects of human life. Since potty humor is often simple in complexity, the audience also has a childlike quality to them, who still laugh at the obvious punchlines of such jokes. Although immature, it shows the light-hearted and still young at heart mindsets of
They are straight to the point and are usually more positive, and a lot of the times the humor is really found in the stupidity of the joke. The objective is to make everyone laugh, and how we do it really depends and where we are from and what we personally define as funny.
“Every joke has a kernel of truth.” A common saying such as this has numbed us to the reality of what jokes really are. Many comedians allow their outrageously dark thoughts to dictate their routines. Audiences listen waiting to hear ridiculous puns and jokes completely unaware of the twisted messages behind most punch lines. By analyzing comedians Jim Gaffigan, Dane Cook, Maz Jobrani, and Aries Spears through the frame of reference given by Professor Peter McGraw in “What Makes Things Funny,” we will understand the implicit message received through an explicit joke. In order to understand the message being conveyed through humor, we need to explore the science of a joke.
Humor is a wonderful way to make a person laugh. People try to play humorous jokes when they feel bored, tensed, or sometimes even to gain power. These individuals feel that they have to play a joke with the nearest person around them. Surely, that they usually play their humor jokes on somebody that they have great confidence in. Someone that they know that will not get upset with them for expressing humorous thoughts.
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.
In spite of the recent incline in action and horror movies today, comedy movies has always been my number one choice because it gives people an opportunity to look at humor in life, it usually has a pointless, useless moral that we can relate to, and it allows you to look at things in a new light and possibly expand your horizon to become a more optimistic person. All comedies always have one essential ingredient to make it a great comedy, humor. All comedies give people an opportunity to look at humor in life and laugh at it. Comedies usually show a hilarious scene for people to enjoy and laugh at. Many scenes which has a outburst of crazy and ridiculous moments will not usually happen in our daily life, but its fun to enjoy.
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.
“An embarrassing position strikes another’s funny bone. The man made ridiculous who tries to be dignified. An audience experiences the emotion of the actors. Contrast spells interest to the average person. I always try to do the unexpected.” – Charlie Chaplin Sense of humor is the ability to perceive humor or appreciate a joke.