With everything we do there is a potential for a humorous joke and a good laugh. Slamming face first into a glass sliding door, falling into a pit during high school, or tripping in front of your crush is something we have all experienced and can relate to. Humans by nature tend to gravitate to the more positive side of life and between the choice to laugh or to cry we will almost always choose to laugh. Humor is something that comes naturally and is subtle; it is not forced. Humor is based off of real life situations that are not extremely over-exaggerated. It touches you by being relatable, knowing these scenarios are possible and can happen to you as well. From everyday life, humor is born.
Entertainment that employs slapstick or obvious humor never amuses me and often comes across as trying too hard; I find shows that use subtle, droll humor much more comedic and relatable. Movies such as Zoolander, Dumb and Dumber, and Ace Ventura all contain over-the-top, extremely over exaggerated, humor that I do not find funny in any way shape or form. I see it as a lower form of comedy often made to entertain children. All these movies are often comprised of toilet humor which typically makes jokes about bodily functions such as flatulence or defecation. I find this kind of humor slightly offensive and incredibly grotesque. In general I wholeheartedly do notbelieve this kind of humor is funny. Movies like Zoolander and Ace Ventura try way too hard to be funny; They both use over exaggerated, low brow, and physical
humor such as Ben Stiller 's stereotypical “model” face in Zoolander (2001) or Jim Carrey’s speech in Ace Ventura (1994-1995) about serious government topics all while pretending it was his bottom that was spea...
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...e near them but are still trying their best although it may just cause an even more tense and uncomfortable situation.
All of these are examples of how dry, subtle humor and good timing can create funny jokes that most everyone can relate to. These three scenarios are all possibilities for real world problems. Humor is not extremely obvious, in your face, tripping and slamming into a door while a laugh track from the early 1990’ plays in the background, reminding you when you are or are not supposed to laugh, it is not a movie with someone stepping on a rake while the sound producer adds in a “BOINGGG” noise in the background, trying oh so hard to make the audience laugh, and lastly it is not someone stuck on the toilet with extreme stomach problems make a ridiculous amount of noise and movement as if they were giving birth to baby missiles. Real humor is not forced.
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