Where has all the laughter gone?
Here I go sounding a thousand years old again, but who is next in the long line of super funnymen or women?
Used to be there were a handful of comics that were at the top and then it tapered down.
In the 50’s you had George Burns, Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, I mean these were all GIANTS of comedy.
I mean come on.
Who is today’s big force(s) in comedy?
I’ll tell you who is not.
Girl tries too hard.
One trick pony.
I don’t even remember who the third person was, that’s how bad she was.
I guess the most recent successful comics would be Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, maybe Adam Sandler, but they just don’t stack up to the old legends like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett.
I think Tina Fey is sexy.
There I said it.
Something about her.
No, leave the glasses on, luv.
I’m not big on her blonde cohort. I don’t know her name, but she is on the show Parks and Recreation. I think she rode in on Tina’s coattails.
I watched a Chris Rock special and it was only OK. There were a few funny parts, but nothing earth-shattering. I think the last standup routine that really made me bust out laughing out loud was Damon Wayans.
He is funny as hell.
Now with all this freedom of gender identification, I keep falling behind. They keep adding letters.
It started out with straight-queer.
Then queer was deemed inappropriate.
That was about it.
Now I don’t even know what all the letters stand for beyond Lesbian and Gay. And what the fuck is it that people don’t want their kids to acknowledge the word gay? Or slavery?
You’re shitting me.
Didn’t they used to refer to people with such mindsets as Nazis?
You can’t protect kids from their own nasty selves. They know a lot more jaded shit than this stuff.
I admit I am a bit of a fossil, that I am not up on all the latest politically sensitive material in the world. But I don’t get what has mobilized this Rainbow Army to choose now as their time?
I would have thought all the peace-love-dove stoner movement of the sixties would have embraced the notion of gender identification much more readily.
We embraced everything else.
Slapstick will always work. That’s what made Chaplin and Dick van Dyke so awesome.
I used to love the skit comedy shows like Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, and Carol Burnett.
In Living Color.
I still keep threatening to insert some comedy into my music act, but my soulmate objects with extreme prejudice, so I lie in wait……