What’s So Funny?

There are some people who are born being funny; others become funny as they grow up. I’m not just talking about comedians, either; just people who are truly funny. It isn’t so much that they tell great jokes, either. They are just born funny, and they make the people around them laugh. This is a great gift; we NEED laughter.

Some of the best comedians I’ve ever heard are these:

  • Jerry Steinfeld
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Bill Hicks
  • Steven Wright
  • Steve Martin
  • George Carlin
  • Lenny Clark

If you haven’t seen or heard of any of these amazing comics, check them out; you will laugh your head off. A really good comedian can make you laugh like there is no tomorrow.

Considering all the bombast, mean spiritedness and downright ugly nastiness in the wind these days, comedians can make light of things in a way that makes us laugh. Believe it or not, laughter is a good thing. Laughter can help lift us out of the ‘woe is me’ feeling we get when surrounded by all the sturm and drang we hear every day.

This is not to say that very serious things are going on around us that are absolutely not funny. However, it’s amazing how a little bit of funny can give us, as the Monty Python guys would say; “*a look on the bright side of life.”

It is also a proven fact that laughter can actually make you feel better in body, mind and soul—and how bad could that be? All that said, if you have never heard of or seen or listened to any of the above comedians, check them out; I dare you not to laugh.

Note: you should probably pee first; some of these guys are that funny.

*From “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

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