I don’t find all attempts at humor humorous. There are subjects I don’t particularly like to hear in the context of jokes, for a variety of reasons of which those subjects or the reasons I don’t care for them are not important here. I do, however, know more than a few people who make a living telling jokes.
I opened up a dialog with several of them recently about the use of humor in about half a dozen different topics, all of them which they, being decent human beings were adamantly against, but have used in their acts over the years. These were both men and women, hetero and homosexual, from the barely legal to almost ancient.
What ensued were conversations that pretty much all ended up with
The Same Response…
That being, when someone tells them they ‘can’t‘ use a subject in their act, the very first thing they do is go home and start writing material on it. I’m not a comedian, nor do I play one anywhere. Any comedians out there care to weigh in on this?
Oh, and in case you are wondering, one of the subjects isn’t what some of you are thinking of, just in case your blogging cockles are beginning to rise. Thoughts?