As a comedian one of the most bizarre things for me to hear a person say is “I don’t like comedy”. But…how…it’s…but…I don’t get…what? So I go to thinking, what does that mean, not liking comedy. Laughing is a base reaction. You can’t avoid it and it is inherently enjoyable. (There is science that I have done no research on to back this up.) So how could someone not like comedy? Here are my theories about what is going on when people say that:
They Are Comedy Snobs: They like comedy, but only if it is really good. To me comedy is like sex/pizza. Even if it’s bad you still ejaculate when you are done. (most of the time. sometimes you’ve got a lot of things on your mind and you can’t enjoy the sex/pizza as much as you want. It’s no bodies fault really.) But for some, they have seen so much bad comedy that they assume at the start the jokes are going to be bad or stupid and they would rather avoid it all together. Those people would rather just watch The Comedy Home Run Derby than a regular comedy baseball game.
They Are Really Stupid: Some people are stupid. They are. It’s not their fault. It is God’s fault. The Baby Jesus saw fit to make some people full on “forget to take off their pants when they poo” stupid. Those people don’t enjoy comedy because they don’t get it. Comedy requires an instant reaction. You’re brain has to analyze what is happening and react to it. If you can’t comprehend it fast enough you won’t laugh at it. That’s why people getting hit in the nuts comedy does so well. You have to do very little analysis when you see it, so everyone can find it funny.
They Want People To Think They Are Too Cool For School: Everyone cares about how people look at them. Everyone. People who say they don’t are only saying that because they want you to think they are cool. So some jackasses think it makes them look hipper if they say they don’t enjoy watching comedy. Like those jerks who claim that they don’t watch TV, that they would prefer to read. (You lie lair person. Yeah, people like to read. But TV is where it’s at and you know it. The reason everyone has a TV is because they are better than books. Otherwise everyone would have a huge book in their living room rather than a TV. But they don’t, do they? I win. You lose reader/lair person.) Well, those same people who are all “I like books and going to museums” usually say they prefer a good holocaust movie to a comedy. Maybe you think acting like you are so above things that make everyone happy makes you look cool, but the truth is that nobody likes you because of that. Stop trying to be so cool. Because you’re not. You…are…not.
Those are just some possibilites. Why do you guys think people claim to not like comedy?