Not all humor is funny
March 18, 2017 7:07am CST
Take today's 'comedy' shows....I tried to watch a few of them. They were not funny or even a little humorous at all. But I can watch The Golden Girls or Roseanne in reruns and literally laugh out loud many times. Those shows were funny, as was Home Improvement. I actually prefer to watch a funny rerun than a boring current show. Heck, some commercials are funnier! Not all humor in print is funny either. I think I'm funny, heck, I know I'm funny and I don't mean just in looks. I have always had a sense of humor and I am careful about how and where I use it. I hate it when I say something funny and someone with no sense of humor asks me to explain it. That's like a knife in my gut. There are different types of humor - some is so dry it needs watering While others try too hard to be funny and they fail. Humor isn't something learned, it's either in you or it isn't. I don't want to be a stand-up comic since I prefer to laugh sitting down. I hope I have made you laugh or at least smile. But enough about me...do you think you're funny? Photo from Pixabay
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I think I am funny yes... sometimes. I agree with you. Comedy movies and series lately is not comedy at all. And they put so much filth in most of them nowadays too. Old time classics you could sit with all the family and enjoy a good laugh together. Even stand up comedians were better those days. Now all they do is drop a bunch of "F" bombs and think they're funny. I used to watch all 3 of those series you just mentioned. Including Everybody Loves Raymond, the Cosby show, Perfect Strangers, the Nanny, etc. It doesn't matter how many times you watch them, they're still funny.
• Jacksonville, Florida
I like those shows as well since they are actually funny. I don't like comedies now because their dirty most of the time and that's not funny to me. I am not funny at all. I don't even try to be because I would look like an idiot. My husband however is very funny and could have been a comedian if he liked being on stage. He prefers making a small group laugh rather than an audience.
@AbbyGreenhill We had a friend who was really a funny man, he made everybody laugh. His wife was not the sharpest knife in the drawer, one day she said something (not meant to be humorous) and people made an effort not to laugh. It was at this moment that her husband looking at her said "the difference between you and me, it is that I know when I make people laugh". We felt all so bad for her, luckily she did not understand.
I started to watch some of the new comedy series, but had to turn most of them off because they bore me. The Big Bang Theory is a funny show. The older comedy show are way more funnier - the Carol Burnett show, Honeymooners, Happy Days, Seinfeld are my favorites.