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Nobody Likes Comedy

Man, nobody likes comedy. Even as someone who loves comedy, I totally hate comedy, so I get it. One time I saw a very very talented comedian who is widely beloved and respected perform at a New York Comedy Club. He was so great, of course, but here was a man (obviously) at the very top of his powers and the club was half full at best. Total bummer. Can you imagine? Imagine a doctor who has worked for 25 years honing his craft and is widely considered by other doctors to be one of the best doctors in the field of medicine (a doctor’s doctor if you will) and he can’t get enough patients. People walking out of surgery: “You’re not Patch Adams enough.” Nobody wants it. Look at this fucking baby. He doesn’t have any friends or responsibilities. He has no individual agency. All he has is his dad, who created him and works diligently to keep him alive, and as far as this baby knows, his laughter could be the key to another day of survival: no laffies no porridge. If nothing else, he should laugh to show deference. And yet, all he can squeak out is this tepid, condescending chuckle. Comedy is the worst, even babies can take it or leave it. (Via TasetfullyOffensive.)