Saturday, February 20, 2010
Funny or Not Funny
I saw the animated short featuring Wallace and Gromit last weekend and I laughed once in thirty minutes. I just don't find their routines funny although some British humour, I find very funny indeed (Absolutely Fabulous, The Office) etc. I can even laugh along with Mr. Bean on a generous day. British humour got funnier after I lived there and could get some of the references and understand some of the regional accents.
As discussed elsewhere this week though, humor is very subjective. Do you find Wallace and Gromit funny? The audience I was with did and I felt like I had missed something.
Whose humor puzzles you and whose do you immediately get? In books, Charles Willeford's Hoke Mosley books knock me out. No one was funnier to me than Richard Pryor in the seventies; Bob Newhart and Bill Cosby in the sixties, Jean Shephard anytime. What about you?