Let me make you smile.
All my life I thought I was supposed to be on the stage, to dance and sing, to act or make jokes, to entertain and make you feel good.
No matter what befalls me in this strange and wonderful life … I have always preferred to laugh. Of our senior graduating class of over 800 in my all-girls high school, I was voted “The Most Likely to Make You Laugh.”
The class clown, the forever mischievous, curious and exasperating pest… I loved to laugh and make others laugh with me.
Laughter is the cure for just about anything. It has been proven that the very act of smiling can make a person feel better. Smile and the world smiles with you … weep and you weep alone.
Drama is hard … comedy is harder.
Crack open any funny bone and you might find a dark marrow. Peek behind the façade of many comics and you might see hardship and tragedy. You may see the part of them they hide.
Robin Williams is a very recent and real example of the hidden tragedy in many funny guys … he was also a wonderful example of the genius that makes many comics great actors.
Laughter cures. Laughter cheers. Laughter is in my humble opinion the best damn drug in the known universe.
Laughter does not always make one “happy” in the orthodox sense … Carlin made me laugh while he stoked my political indignation.
Probably one of the best known comics to make us laugh over nothing at all was Seinfeld … the man who could take a group of people who were about nothing and did a great deal of nothing and make them funny.
He took everyday life, turned it around in his mind, and made funny.
If given a choice we might all laugh.
So, go on and have a laugh on me. It is after all what I live for.
Who makes you laugh?
And do they poke at something other than your “funny bone?”
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