Musing about comics and comedians

I’m fascinated by humourists, comics and comedians.  There’s something about them; I sense that a talented comic has a privileged view of the human condition, a perspective unlike any other.  So I feel I learn from watching them.  [More on this later.]

A good comic can make you laugh by a single word or gesture. For example, all I have to do is remember John Cleese goose-stepping or saying “Manuel”, or Rowan Atkinson uttering “Baldrick” and it brings a smile to my face.

If you’re like me, then take a look at this video of Rowan Atkinson, showcased at Spiked Humour.

And while you’re at it, why not spend some time listening to this band, hosted at College Humor? I cannot get over the facial expressions.

2 thoughts on “Musing about comics and comedians”

  1. The good comedy is a mastery of “lateral thinking” (the term coined in “I am right you are wrong” by Edward de Bono). It really helps to drag our minds from “comfortable” patterns of rut.

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