when humor works, it works because it’s clarifying what people already feel. it has to come from someplace real.
the more an audience cares,
the harder it laughs.
there is a thin line that separates
laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
part of the magic of comedy is that you can force people who disagree with you—or even hate you—you can
force them to listen.
if ever this comedy thing doesn’t work out, i’ve always got poverty to fall back on.
laughter is one of the pillars of a democracy – when dissent is allowed and it’s
even celebrated. and nothing cuts straight to the crux of a matter like an eloquent jibe.
comedy and pain: it’s a thin line between the two. and south africans are excellent at producing comedy because, well, we know the other side very, very well.
you hear people say, ‘there’s so much suffering in the world,
jokes are inappropriate.’
i say hunger is inappropriate. poverty is inappropriate. lies
and hypocrisy from governments, that’s inappropriate.
you can tell a lot about people by the
jokes they tell.