POSTED BY: GENIE GABRIEL
This past week, I finished book #8 of my Halo Legacy Series--serious issues, action, romance, and some mystery--and switched to writing an anthology that's supposed to be humorous.
But I'm struggling to be funny. Not good.
So I went to one of my favorite research tools (the Internet) and keyed in comedy. I watched some of what was labeled comedy and didn't crack a smile.
And I wondered: am I losing it? (My sense of humor, not the sanity I've never laid claim to!)
And, finally, I found laugh-out-loud comedy in comedians actually older than I am. :)
Jonathan Winters, who can make up weird and hilarious (to me) skits using a stick or a pen and pencil set. Carol Burnett and Charo in (almost) matching red sequined pants and midriff-baring tops. Jonathan Winters (again) with Robin Williams.
How can some people make comedy out of nothing but their imagination?
I did ask my grown son for some of his favorite comedians. I hadn't heard of them, but he hadn't heard of Jonathan Winters or Charo either--who I had forgotten was a pretty darn good guitar player.
Beyond loosening up my funny bone again, it was good for me to spend an hour or so laughing.
Do you have a favorite comedian or a show/movie that's guaranteed to make you laugh?