written by Leah:
More humor is needed
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I believe humor is very important for us to relieve all the serious
news that we hear so often, such as wars, disease and famine.
earliest humor I can remember is that of Charlie Chaplin and
Buster Keaton, whose films I enjoyed as a child. There were also comic
strips in the newspaper, such as "Bringing Up Fathers," created by
George McManus and whose major character was "Jiggs."
I watch comedy shows on television, such as Jon
Stewart's Daily Show and the Stephen Colbert Report. Also, "Keeping Up
a BBC television show, and "Are You Being Served." Not to
mention "Monty Python's Flying Circus," another BBC import.
newspaper and magazine cartoons; political cartoons as
well as those that are simply extremely funny. There are humorous films
as those of Woody Allen and others. And humorous books, like the
writings of Calvin Trillin, or Alexander McCall Smith . And, of course,
there is comedy in the theatre as well.
There's a newspaper which have seen on line as well as in print,
"The Onion" which
provides a humorous slant on the news, often
relating outrageous and impossible events.
Chaplin, Keaton and those of that ilk could
be called slapstick
comedians. The ones I enjoy most nowadays are the more political: Jon
Stewart, for instance, who makes fun of
current news events and