Laughter, Friends & Love – Secret To Happiness Posted By Swapnali

Laughter, Friends & Love – Secret To Happiness
“Hearing voices in your head is normal. Listening to them is quite common. Arguing with them – acceptable. It is only when you lose that argument that you get in real trouble”  Have you ever thought how difficult it must be to be a comedian or the talent required to make people laugh so hard that they start to cry?  The art of comedy is not something you can pick up.  Either you have it or you don’t.  If you have it you can develop it and make it perfect.  

In Standup comedy, many comedians will draw upon their own life experiences.  The crazy things that have happened to them, hot topics in the news or really devastating events in their life, which they can now laugh about, or perhaps it is therapeutic to them in helping them deal with their feelings.  Take, for example, the Indian-American stand-up comedian Rajiv Satyal, who jokes about the controversial topic in the US of jobs leaving the country; “I see there are some white people in the audience.  You must be like what are they outsourcing comedy to India now too?”  

Then we have the comedy shows on the TV that make us laugh and forget our troubles and tensions of the day.  My favorite TV show that continues to make me laugh, no matter how many times I’ve seen the episodes is, Friends.  I really can’t say which of them my favorite is because they have all made me laugh so hard that my head hurt.  But one that I’m sure everyone loves is the one when Joey says: “I swear to god, Dad. That’s not how they measure pants!”

The time and effort these comedians put in to make us laugh, can be no easy task.  The thought and creativity it takes to write out a comedic routine, for a standup comedian or to develop a comedy script that is natural and funny.  Also, there is the timing of the lines themselves, which is the responsibility of the actor.  Their ability to time it and deliver it perfectly.  So if you are thinking of going into script writing get the proper training you will need by enrolling in script writing classes in pune, designed to help you develop your skills.  Improve your writing, creativity, comedy acting skills, and knowledge of current events.  But most importantly the determination to succeed in this field.  

“I’m aware that the voices in my head aren’t real. But their ideas are just awesome sometimes!”


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