There are certain things that are treated by comedians and comedy writers as universally funny. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Farts or poop (sights, sounds, and/or references)

2. Midgets

3. Men getting punched, kicked, or otherwise hit in the groin

4. Monkeys

5. Men dressed as women

6. Fat people (usually falling down or comically eating fattening food)

7. Male prison rape (or the threat thereof)

I'm completely serious. These things are always used for the cheap laugh...and they usually succeed. Next time you go to a comedy movie, I guarantee that at least three of these things will occur. Remember the farting scene in Blazing Saddles? The midget in Happy Gilmore? The prisoner snuggling with Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary? The entire plot of White Chicks and Little Man? I'm not sure why this is. Either there's something written in our very DNA that makes it an absolute biolocial imperative for us to laugh at a fatty falling off a treadmill, or we laugh simply because we know we're supposed to laugh at certain things, like Hulk Hogan in a ballerina costume.

Anyway...if you enjoy the most basic tenets of comedy, the you should enjoy watching Bear, the Jazz mascot, destroy his genitals and then try to play it off.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
ouch. that looked horrible. i don't know whether to laugh or cringe. can i just do both?