Stop being funny

I think, the moment you try to be funny, it stops being funny because comedy is like an unplanned guitar solo. You know you can play well, because it comes to you naturally through hours and hours of practice, but the moment you try to be fancy, or as I like to call it, ‘people pleasing’, it starts to cripple, bringing down with it, the mountain that you built. I never thought I’d say this, but a well read comedian is simply unbeatable.

In the words of the great Theo Von, “An educational gun bruh, that’s all a book is.”

See? I just did it. I wanted to somehow insert that quote into this post, and I immediately realized it was a mistake. Life is full of examples people.


  1. When I was about 14 years old, I learned the important lesson that “funny” should never be over-analyzed. At that age, I’d already discovered Monty Python and other purveyors of relatively erudite humor and thus considered them to be the indisputable masters of “funny”. Then one day I was talking with a friend on the phone and we were simultaneously watching an old episode of Gilligan’s Island. As I was verbally lambasting the low brow nature of the poorly executed slapstick on the screen, I was apparently laughing at the same time. I summed things up by saying something like, “this is just awful” to which my friend replied, “Why? You’re laughing, aren’t you?” He was right, you know.


    1. I’ll be honest here. If you had made that comment like a month ago, I would have had to read it twice, because that’s how bad I was at reading. After the pandy however (that’s what I call it now), my reading skills have improved to such an extent that I am able to read the news paper, books, heck! even your posts. Coming back to your point, it’s awesome that you were able to enjoy that kind of humor that early on. That’s another peculiar thing about comedy, is that, once you refine your sense of humor you gain the ability to translate everything else into that, which is again, awesome!

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