After a stressful day, if you don’t release that stress it will eat you alive – and there’s more truth than analogy in that statement.
The best humour is doesn’t make you smile – or chuckle – but rather laugh out loud funny. The ideal is humour that makes you laugh uncontrollably. Humour can be serious business, especially as a stress relief.
Humour is, indeed, a very personal thing: what makes some people laugh others will find offensive. After a recent particularly stressful and late night, I found myself wandering through YouTube for my favorite comics. Unfortunately, famous or not, some will be found more often than others.
My favorite comics are these:
- Bob Newhart
- George Carlin
- Bill Cosby
- Sam Kinison
- Robin Williams
Personally, I think George Carlin is a comic genius. One thing that I note of virtually every comic listed there: they can take the most mundane things and find the hilarity (I remember George talking about getting milk from the refridgerator!).
Teasers from George Carlin:
- About “non-stop flights”: “I insist that my flights stop – preferably at an airport!
- “Of course [the program] was “prerecorded”! When else you going to record it – afterwards?