Day 337-- humor
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Have you ever tried to pin down what makes you laugh? Or maybe take it a step further and figure out what your sense of humor is like?
I have recently; maybe it's like trying to put artificial boundaries up around something fluid, but it's a fun activity on an overly-humid summer eve.
Aside from the occasional dip into lowbrow humor, I am drawn to these traits:
-deadpan delivery, or dry humor in general
-heavy language aspect--example: the whole 'dessert' running gag in Hot Fuzz, or the jokes surrounding all of the villagers' surnames in the same film (they're all descriptions of what they do)
-awkward pauses (but only if used sparingly)
-droll statements (which sort of ties into the deadpan thing)
Of course, I realize that there are things I didn't list that make me laugh, and aspects I listed that don't work in some situations.
People that make me laugh: Flight of the Conchords, Jim Gaffigan, Eddie Izzard, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin.
What about you? What are some things that make you laugh?
posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 8/08/2007 10:44:00 PM,
- At 11:52 AM, James said...
I like farts.
- At 1:58 PM, Lady Insomnia said...
"I'm just getting the newspaper..."
"Yeah, before the monsters do, right?"