Not all humor is funny

United States
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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25 responses
18 Mar
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.
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18 Mar
Yup her voice is really something. @AbbyGreenhill
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18 Mar
@HAPPSINGH I don't know what that is.
18 Mar
@HAPPSINGH yeah I don't watch anything in Urdu.
@UncleJoe (8099)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Mar
I used to think I was funny but Becky tells me I'm not, so, I guess I'm not.
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• United States
18 Mar
Becky is the boss although you probably wear the pants...we all think you're funny (most of the time)
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@Tampa_girl7 (21349)
• United States
18 Mar
My husband and I both feel like you. Modern television shows for the most part are disappointing
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• United States
18 Mar
I can find more humor just walking through PigglyWiggly LOL. I say that because we were at PW this am LOL.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21349)
• United States
18 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill we have a Piggly Wiggly near our house
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• United States
18 Mar
@Tampa_girl7 I think every tiny hamlet in the south has one! We have been in nicer ones and some that are awful. Not my favorite but it beats driving 30 mins. for a dozen eggs.
@LoriAMoore (9743)
• United States
18 Mar
I think I should try stand-up comedy! I agree that very few of today's tv shows are funny. Have you seen Two Broke Girls? Smut, obscene, smut that passes for comedy nowadays.
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• United States
18 Mar
Never saw it - heard about ...I rahter watch HGTV foodnetwork of a movie.
• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Mar
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.
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• United States
18 Mar
Yes, today's 'funny' stuff is usually more on the x-rated side. My husband is funny a few times a year - he does come up with a good one but not often...I let him think he's funny.
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@LadyDuck (118795)
• Switzerland
18 Mar
I agree that many modern shows are boring. I have a good sense of humor, I do not know if I am funny, I like to know when I make people laugh and do this on purpose.
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• United States
18 Mar
There have been many comments you made that are quite funny!
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@LadyDuck (118795)
• Switzerland
18 Mar
@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.
• United States
18 Mar
@LadyDuck He does not sound like a very nice husband/person to say that to her.
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@ridingbet (36601)
• Philippines
18 Mar
i just love that lady in Golden Girls, the one who is a flirtatiously funny. is she still alive? no, not Betty White of that tall lady.
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@ridingbet (36601)
• Philippines
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill i like Betty White. without making her face look funny, when she delivers her lines, it is already amusing. what is the name of that one who is flirting with men?
• United States
19 Mar
@ridingbet Blanche....
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@ridingbet (36601)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill oh, i see. she was a natural comedienne and i loved her puns.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
18 Mar
My mother won't watch US comedies because she says people are forever shouting at each other. And funnily enough, I think she's got a point.
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• United States
18 Mar
I think your mother is right - a lot of tv is shouting or murder, or blood or stuff I have no interest in seeing/hearing.
@paigea (21035)
• Canada
18 Mar
@ boiboing I know what she means. I always turned away from "Everybody Loves Raymond" just for that reason. But then I watched a couple of episodes and got caught up in it, and didn't notice it was all shouting any more.
• United States
18 Mar
@paigea I think the shouting works for that show.
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@Micmac (6783)
19 Mar
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.
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• United States
19 Mar
The HOneymooners - now you are really going back in time LOL - Yes Ralph and crew were funy - to the moon Alice!
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@Micmac (6783)
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill yes that was his trade mark line. Ralph and Norton- so hilarious!
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar
I can be funny, not always intentionally though, hhehehe
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• United States
18 Mar
When you spit tea out of your nose you are funny for sure. Wish I could see it when it happens - not
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill pfft, I haven't done that in awhile. speaking of tea....-ambles off to go get, as it should be brewed by now-
@JudyEv (97347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Mar
I like humour that has a bit of wit to it - like yours. Humour that relies on four-letter words or crassiness really gets my goat.
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• United States
18 Mar
I avoid the 'bad words', I don't think using them makes anything funny. Thanks for liking my humor, that makes two of us.
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@JudyEv (97347)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill Haha! I'm pretty sure there are a few more out there that like your humour too.
@amadeo (46318)
• United States
18 Mar
I smile every day.I love humor.I know I am.Sometimes overdoing it.LOL Have a good morning.
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• United States
18 Mar
Thanks Alfredo - I think it will be a good day - hope you are resting!
@amadeo (46318)
• United States
18 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I am and hate it.LOL
@dramagirl26 (3439)
• Ringgold, Virginia
19 Mar
I agree with you, most of today's comedies are bland. I prefer the old, classic comedy TV shows and movies that make me burst with laughter.
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• United States
19 Mar
I cold watch Reba over and over and over - and I have.
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@GardenGerty (90274)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Mar
I do not think I am funny. I think I am entirely too serious for words. I agree about television shows, though.
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• United States
18 Mar
I am serious when necessary - funny when it hits me and middle of the road the rest of the time.
@marlina (60958)
• Canada
18 Mar
I think you are funny in your writing. I know I am not a funny person.
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• United States
18 Mar
It is funny that I'm funny since it doens't always want to come out! I can't force it. You have had some fun comments!
@tzwrites (3446)
• Romania
18 Mar
I watch some of the newer comedy films/shows and I don't find it funny at all and I'm 25....
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• United States
18 Mar
See, age doesn't matter when it comes to being funny!
• Philippines
19 Mar
Yes I am. I put humor in every conversation. Most of the time I have to say I am serious when I really am. They seem to be always waiting for a punchline. Lol
• United States
19 Mar
Sometimes that punchline is easy to throw out there
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• Philippines
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill true and theyalways look forward to my punchlines.
• United States
19 Mar
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Mar
I feel the same way about most comedy shows. I just can't see the humor.
• United States
19 Mar
Sometims the mistakes the news team in Chattanooga makes are way funnier than comedy shows.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I hardly ever watch the news on TV. I read the newspapers.
@PainsOnSlate (19028)
• Canada
18 Mar
You made me smile and that was good...I have been seeing what SNL has been doing to spoof Trump and it makes me laugh out loud. I don't stay up to watch the show but the clips are on Facebook...
• United States
18 Mar
I will tape SNL tonight, since we don't stay up that late LOL. Glad to make you smile, that's why I'm here.
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• Canada
18 Mar
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@megatron777 (3841)
• Guam
19 Mar
Nope, I'm a clown.
• United States
19 Mar
Lol, I would bet you are !!