Sunday, May 30, 2010

I Am Not Very Funny

It's a sad but true fact, and I just have to get over it.   I am never going to be surrounded by people at a party while I tell jokes that make everyone laugh uproariously.  I am not ever going to be on television, or even at a local comedy club on open mic night, enlightening the world with my witty observations.  I'm just not that funny.  Oh, I may occasionally get in a good one-liner, but that is the extent of my funny.  I do laugh at my own jokes, but I don't think that counts. 

I do have a comedic strength, however.  I don't always get it when people are joking around with me, so I am a perfect straight-man for someone.  I just don't always pay attention to the cues when other people are being sarcastic or are joking, so I walk right into whatever joke is being played.  I am therefore pretty confident that I could be a good partner in a comedy team, especially since I have no ego about getting top billing.  I've always seen myself as a good consigliere, not as the boss.  So I could easily play a supporting role, even if it meant getting hit in the face with a pie.  Do people even find 'pie in the face' comedy funny anymore?  I think the last time I saw a pie fight it was in Blazing Saddles, one of the best comedies EVER made.  Anyway, at one point the action moves into the studio cafeteria, and a food fight ensues.  Good times. 

1 comment:

  1. I've been "talking" to you for the past 8 or so years and I'm afraid that I must disagree with your assessment of your humor. If you want to hit me in the face with a pie as your counter argument, so be it.


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