Thursday, March 12, 2009
WHAT'S SO FUNNY?
David Sedaris is a funny man. He writes hilarious books. Read his books and send him gifts. (read one of his stories here)
Humor, of course, is relative. You might not like Sedaris. Some people prefer jokes, puns, pratfalls, put-downs, and the same old familiar shtick. Some people like humor of the "take my wife, please," variety. I like that, too. But I applaud comics who surprise me. Ricky Gervais is just such a comic. The excruciating everyman of the now defunct television series, "The Office," (British version, of course) is absolutely painful to watch. Gervais makes you cringe. What's so funny about cringing, you ask. Oh, it's funny. I've seen you cringe. Ha.
Part 2 of Ricky Gervais is here.