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message 1: by Jay (new)

Jay Cole (jay_cole) | 292 comments New post at Find Your Funny!

Comedians and Tragedy

How can a comedian make jokes while our nation grieves?


message 2: by Bill (new)

Bill Rodgers (bill_rodgers) | 3 comments This is a good read. Thanks Jay.


message 3: by Jay (new)

Jay Cole (jay_cole) | 292 comments Bill wrote: "This is a good read. Thanks Jay."

Thanks, Bill. Appreciate the support.


message 4: by Marie Silk (new)

Marie Silk | 192 comments Nice write-up, Jay :)


message 5: by Jay (new)

Jay Cole (jay_cole) | 292 comments Marie wrote: "Nice write-up, Jay :)"

Thanks, Marie!


message 6: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Ehrhardt (aliciabutcherehrhardt) Good points, Jay. So many of our comedians have taken the hit, trying to do something with the tragedies. It isn't easy being a comedian.


message 7: by Jay (new)

Jay Cole (jay_cole) | 292 comments Alicia wrote: "Good points, Jay. So many of our comedians have taken the hit, trying to do something with the tragedies. It isn't easy being a comedian."

That's true, Alicia. Remember the old quote, attributed to various actors, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard." It has a ton of variations comparing comedy to various difficult or impossible tasks, and is certainly indicative of the most common view of the craft.

In many cases, I think it's fair to compare comedians to tightrope walkers...forever trying to find the balance.


message 8: by Eva (new)

Eva Pasco (evapasco) | 73 comments A sense of humor often gets us through the worst of times on both a personal and cosmic level. I don't envy the fine line comedians tread.


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