Do You All Feel The Same Way About Comedy As I Do?
Or are you just politely tolerating my constant return to the topic? Lemme know in the comments, please…
Some true comedic masters sit around and talk comedy on these videos.
If you think they are too old to learn from, I will have to argue and tell you that you are sooooo mistaken. The funny people may age but the funny genius inside them is timeless. Maybe some jokes can get outdated, and comic styles go in and out…but a comedic gift, an ability to make people laugh, is a rare, timeless talent.
A true story:
My kid’s 2nd grade teacher called me in for a parent meeting and told me my son was the class clown. I was ecstatic. (She didn’t expect that.) She wanted to give me a detention. I gave her a lesson, dana-style. I told her about all the TV comedy writers I knew, and their fabulous houses, and how I knew them since they were trying stand-up in New York. How they had jobs where they sat around a table and wrote funny scripts, made jokes. (On and on…)
By the time I was finished talking, hours later, she couldn’t wait to get rid of me. And my son. It was the 1st and only time they took a kid out of a classroom, in the school, and put him in a class with another teacher. All the other parents asked me how I managed that.
I said: My son made some jokes, and I did a monologue.
Yeah, I know that wasn’t very funny. But it is true.
(Did you know that Mel Brooks’s real last is the same as mine? Are we related? Yuh, I wish…)