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I was looking at this title and my mind went in many different directions of what possibly would make me laugh, and then it finally hit me that there is only one true thing that makes me laugh and that is Slap-Stick Comedy.
My family hates it, and whenever I watch movies like Ace Ventura Pet Detective with Jim Carrey or Liar-Liar they simply just walk away and do something else. I mean come on Liar-Liar had me falling off my seat, because can you imagine not being able to lie, yes that would be hilarious and get you in trouble like it did in the movie. The thing is that jokes are great, but I think it depends on how it gets delivered, because if you must ask for an explanation or explain the joke, it sort of puts a damper on things. With slap-stick comedy now it’s simply the body language, the visual of seeing what happens, and a lot of the time more than likely it has happened to us at one point or another, so I think it is almost like being able to relate and laugh at it now. Another thing I find funny about slap-stick comedy is that sometimes things can have a double meaning, not everyone will get it, but for those that do, it can be hilarious. I know that this kind of comedy is not for everyone which makes slap-stick comedy an acquired taste.
What makes me laugh has to be visual, and slap-stick comedy does that for me. I am not sure if anybody remembers but there was a movie called Monty Python and the Holy Grail, oh my goodness, that move even today, makes me laugh so much that, at my age, I think if I am not careful, I’ll pee my pants (laughter). These are the type of things that make me laugh, but a good joke will also do the trick, but like I said it has to be all about the delivery on if the joke will pack the punch it’s supposed to – just saying.
So, this was a short post, but I think you should step back from whatever you are doing and find out what makes you laugh. I read somewhere that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes burns between 30 and 40 calories, not bad huh. With that I leave you with this quote by Audrey Hepburn, “I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”