A friend said the following to me: "Even though you are a comedian, you are not funnier than other people because of your sense of humor. You are funnier because you've learned how to bring your particular sense of humor to stage so that it can find an audience that shares that sense of humor".

I have been thinking about this statement and I can't seem to decide if I agree or not. Are some people funnier than others naturally or is it that we have learned how to communicate it better? My gut response is fact there are funnier people and I am one of them. BUT maybe it's just that I have funny ideas and so do other people and I have just become stronger with things like delivery, timing, etc. because I have had a lot of practice.

When people find out I am a comedian and then make the inevitable demand: "say something funny!", I am prepared. I always say..."BIRD LIPS". This usually gets a pretty good laugh. Now you tell me. Is it my years of performing and honing my craft that brought me to that INCREDIBLY HILARIOUS answer? Or is it just plain old-fashioned genius?

Or is "BIRD LIPS" not that funny to begin with? I think it is. But that's just me.


Herein lies the quandry. That being said, I am currently looking at the 'AAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH" above and thinking that fewer 'R's would make that funnier.

Now I have no freakin' clue what makes anything or anyone funny.


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Broadway's Next Hit Musical
October - November 2010
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Posted on July 11, 2010 .