If you are a fan of a comedy, you might already know the answer. It just maybe a little different than mine.
I think we do need comedians. Not just to make us laugh and feel better. But, watching comedians perform is more like an adventure.
They take us to places that we actually haven’t been. Our thoughts discover some new s*** that we had barely imagined. And that’s when we discover the inner joy.
We all may have a different taste for comedy. But, we all need laughter. The things that can bring inner joy.
Speaking of some adventurous stuff, there are some comedians who talk about some things that we don’t usually talk about in the public. They can be so dismissive about the barrier of that weirdness.
To give you some examples:
- Michael Che talks about the “n-word” in his special. Talks about how confident the white girls feel in their life. Talks about the BLM in the coolest possible way.
- Ricky Gervais is dismissive of all the religions in most of his stand-up specials. He compares some very weird things with the LGBTQ community and tells how clearly nature has accepted the millions of gay species. People often don’t talk about the fat people to not feel them down. Ricky seamlessly brings joy in doing that. BTW, I would recommend you to be as open-minded as possible before you play any of his stand-ups. Oh, and talking about pedophiles is where he shines.
- Vir Das, a Hindu-born comedian from a Muslim oppressed country, enjoys every bit of talking about how much he enjoys eating filet mignon (beefsteak).
- Abhishek Upamanyu talks about how most people are not living the moment and wastes most of their time capturing the moments. Also, watching porn at a home (in India) is not an easy thing to talk about in the public. He does it so elegantly.
And obviously, there are so many more in our own lives who make us laugh on a daily basis. The real comedians.
I almost forgot to mention one of my new favorite comedians: Bill Burr. He is so f**ing mad talking about so many things, the things which also make the most of us mad, that we actually feel better. He has his own way! It’s more like, he loses the s*** and we feel lighter.
Some of my favorites
Actually, there are so many that I could pick. But, I’ll just pick the ones that I currently remember and have enjoyed a lot.
- Ricky Gervais: Humanity
- Ricky Gervais: SuperNature
- Michael Che: Matters
- Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out
- Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America!
- Vir Das: Losing It
There are so many more.
However, I didn’t want to end this post on an offensive note, but, when I think of comedians, I don’t think of Kapil Sharma. He doesn’t seem to have much in him. He expects so much of approval from the audience that it kills me watching him perform.
Anyways, I hope he learns over time. However, he has his own fan base. So I don’t worry much about him. He’ll do fine. I won’t go too hard on him. He is just not my type.
Okay! To answer the very first question again: Yes, we need. Just not like Kapil Sharma. 😉
That’s all about comedians! Have a nice day.