It can’t just be any ‘ole type humor either. It has to be something that catches you off guard, makes you lose your manners…like spitting out what’s ever in your mouth... while you’re in one of those high velocity meetings…where humor was the very last thing on anyone’s mind.
I really didn’t want to get into name-dropping because I’ve been to a number of live comedy shows, and watched that many more on screen, where very, very few didn’t tickle my funny bone. As a matter of fact, I can only recall one routine *vividly* that was not funny, at all. When I say not one person in the audience laughed, I mean I could *literally* hear what each and every person… about 200 in all… were thinking for the 30 minutes the routine was underway~ “this “S” is not funny.” As a matter of fact, I remember thinking as we were about to be let in the show, as the prior audience was leaving, ‘why was this one young woman crying?’ At the end of the evening I understood exactly what happened there.
At any rate, I think I have a fairly good sense of what’s funny, and what’s not. I’m not too uptight. Maybe a little stiff here and there, but for the most part the material only needs to include a seamless smart timely delivery, and be funny as say… this list I’ve got going on down below.
Note: This is NOT my 2013 favorite reading list. That's coming in another week... This list is just the funniest books now sitting *face forward* on my library shelf. And I’m relaying what's so funny about each off the top of my head. No cheating peeking back.
- A Hamster is Missing in Washington, D.C. by Ed Spivey Jr. ~ the visiting exchange student, and the exchange with the gorilla (I think) in the suit.
- How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston ~ Should be an advisory warning on the cover: Don’t be eating or drinking while reading. I mean really sista? Skiing? Hilarious!