January 7th, so what makes me laugh?
““To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!”” – Conan
Or something like that. My taste runs to the absurd. I love Monty Python. I knew of them and managed to rent a “video disc” of Life of Brian when I was in high school. I was watching it with my parents, and gee, didn’t know about the full frontal nudity in it. My sense of humor was nothing like *anyone* in my family.
Along the same type is Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide the Galaxy: ““In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.”
I also love Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters. This is one of my favorite Jonathan Winters skits:
I loved Steve Martin’s “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”, since I love film noir detectives.
The Carol Burnett Show was also a favorite, with Tim Conway, Harvey Corman, Vicki Lawrence, etc.
Of course anything by Mel Brooks is marvelous. Blazing Saddles is the best, though Young Frankenstein and Robin Hood: Men in Tights are great.
*Definitely* not safe for work and has the “n” word, but in the best way possible.
But the best are the Marx Brothers. You may think you’ve never seen one of their movies, but if you’d seen a classic Bugs Bunny, etc, you have. They originated most of the classic skits.
and whatever gods bless Margaret Dumont, the perfect straight woman.