For the Love of Laughter

The ability to be funny and make others laugh is truly a gift. Laughter breaks the ice, and helps people to warm up to one another. It is even said to be the best medicine.

I love a good laugh anytime and sometimes fancy myself a funny person – as in I do make people laugh sometimes with some brilliant one liners or comments (do humour me a little). Sadly though I am not good at writing funny stories. Perhaps that depends on my mood too. I would love to be able to weave humour into my writings the way Sophie Kinsella does. I remember bursting out in laughter every so often when reading Confessions of a Shopaholic. The other two books I read that made me laugh a lot were Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, and Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness.

I enjoy bantering with my co-workers too, and even teasing my parents for a laugh (with due respect, of course). Among the best stand-up comedians I’ve watched are Joe Wong (“I grew up in China. Who wouldn’t?”) and Russell Peters. When I was younger and still into the television I used to enjoy the sitcom Friends.

I find that jokes come to me spontaneously, and perhaps I would one day actually write something that can make people laugh. But for now I am contented being the consumer of other people’s humour, and not the creator of humour. Ha ha.

This post is part of SoCS:
http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-september-1314/

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7 thoughts on “For the Love of Laughter

  1. Appreciating humor is just as valuable as creating it — loved this point and your post. By the way, glad you mentioned Joe Wong; I like stand-up comedy but never heard of him so I’m interested in looking him up, especially since I suspect we may have similar tastes since I also have enjoyed Russell Peters’ comedy. Thanks!

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  2. Comedy is harder to write than people think. For me it comes spontaneously in the writing as well as in social situations. If I sit down to TRY to write something funny though, it never happens.
    Thanks for this, Alexis!

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