Comedy one of the Greatest Gifts on Earth!
To be able to make people laugh is one on the greatest gifts on earth. When we laugh, we feel good. We forget the world and just enjoy the moment with the people around us. It is a wonderful type of human sharing. It also has medical health benefits such as lowering stress levels, strengthening your immune system, and boosting your energy.
Laughter and Comedy go Hand in Hand!Comedy is a ‘vehicle’ to create laughter. But what is comedy? And how do you get it? Let’s get some perspective and advice from the some celebrity gurus!
Interviewer’s Question: Why is it difficult for so many actors to handle comedy?
Very simply, the world is broken up into two very distinctive groups. The people that make people laugh and the people who laugh at the people who make people laugh. I think that being funny is something that you are born with, cursed with, you make the call, but it's either something that is in your chromosomes and is not. And, but there is a consensus that somehow comedy can be crafted by a committee or you can take a film and bust it apart and put it all back together and it will be very funny, which can happen on, as much as lightening strikes twice.
Interviewer’s Question: What was your experience growing up black in this neighborhood?
My school was 90 percent white, but 90 percent of the kids I played with were black. So I got the best of both worlds. I think that is where my comedy developed. In black neighborhoods, everybody appreciated comedy about real life. In the white community, fantasy was funnier. I started looking for the jokes that were equally hilarious across the board, for totally different reasons.
Interviewer’s Question: What made you an American icon despite a body of work smaller than that of actors who have been working for 40 years?
Michael J. Fox:
It's like they say: Comedy is like a frog--you can dissect it, you learn how it works, but it will die in the process. So I never spend a lot of time analyzing why people respond to my work. But I think that it's just the joy, a passion for life, that I think has always been in my characters. Beyond that, I'm just grateful for it.
Well, we had 3 interesting perspectives on comedy. Tom Hanks feels that comedy is inborn or in your genes. Will Smith may or may not agree but was heavily influenced by his surrounds growing up. Can we analyze comedy? Both Tom Hanks and Micheal J Fox seem to lean toward ‘no’! There never seems to be just one answer – which I think is great. Laughter is considered a complex and primary emotion but then again isn’t laughter just laughter.
Well hope you make someone laugh or enjoy a good comedy with friends this week!
I am personally looking forward to seeing the 3rd installment of Men in Black for a good laugh. Check out the trailer!
Official Men in Black 3 (MIB3) Website
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