I think it was Plato who voiced the philosophy that:
Drama shows the very Best of Humanity
Comedy shows the very worst.
While there are various levels of comedy that truly make you laugh thru subtle guile and twists of plot, .....those that depend on racial and national slurs, reflect more on the intelligence of the Teller, than the subject matter.
Good comedy should be a gift, not an excuse to burden us with prejudices.
Most humor/comedy is based on human error or tragedy, which should be sad, not funny. People laugh out of confusion in most cases.
__________________ Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
The measure of a man is how he navigates to a proper shore in the mist of a storm!
There are various Forms of humor, with the highest being considered as 'Wit' and ironically the lowest are Puns, which is a different kind of wordplay.
Physical and slapstick comedy is an art form that is a purely visual entertainment of choreographed performances.
Easy to judge.
I think it is more accurate to say that for socially critical comedy (Blonds, Blacks, Jews, etc...) most people laugh out.of nervousness, rather than confusion.
This unfortunately is what gives the politically correct the motivation to criticise.
Whenever I hear a joke about a given type (Blonds, Blacks, Jews, etc...)walking into a bar or something, I automatically substitute 'social minority' for type used and judge the comedy based on that.
If I still laugh, I don't appreciate the PC police telling me...
Its not funny!
Car manufactures had to move the headlight dimmer from the steering column back to the floor because too many social minorities were causing accidents when they got their foot caught in the steeringwheel.
Car manufactures had to move the headlight dimmer from the steering column back to the floor because too many social minorities were causing accidents when they got their foot caught in the steering wheel.
Ok I think I've got the P.C. stuff now.
Lol....best one yet!
.... I just love dim witted jokes
The guys were all at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.
The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you?
He said, " Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night."
The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot.
They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful! He said, 'Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."
The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy, a man's man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?"
He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night. Bob sat up and watched me all night."