Booking comedy acts is something that could be quite stressful, but there are many tools you can use to make sure you are choosing the best act. No matter what gathering you are trying to have, having a comedian there can make just about any event worth it. Here are some reasons why:
Humor Is Something Special
Humor allows us to be one, connecting people no matter where they are from or what they do. It is one aspect of life that can offer many benefits with almost no side effects.
Of course you will find people getting offended by jokes, but they are quite rare and typically, comedians do a good job at mediating some problems that may arise. Though, regardless of the situation, comedy can bring joy into your life, allowing you to alleviate all of that stress you may be feeling. There is almost nothing like when you are laughing with your friends and family, which can easily be granted when attending a comedy show.
Some comedians, like Nathan Hurd, Reem Edan, Tony Baker, and Damon Wayans could have you crying laughing five minutes into the show, so be sure to check them out if you are looking for someone to perform. Considering a good comedian may be a little more pricey, but you will surely have a great time!
The News Got Worse, So Comedy Got Better
Scott Weems wrote about it in his book, Ha! The science of when we laugh and why. He posits a theory that humor is a form of psychological processing, a coping mechanism that helps deal with complex and contradictory messages.
Laughing during dark times is a way that we deal with and move on from the issues. Weems explains many reasons why he has this theory, which he goes more into depth in his book. Laughing is something that allows us to all connect on levels, allowing for ways of grieving. It keeps our spirits up, even during the darkest times in our lives.
As we dive further into how comedy can be the light at the end of a dark tunnel, understanding what satire is and how it is used is very important. Satire afflicts the comfortable and the comfort is afflicted, which is why it is used as the tool it is today. Understanding the types of humor that reinforce negative stereotypes is very important to the comedy world. Comedy may be something that you toss on for a laugh once in a while, but it can be used for much more in your everyday life, without you even realizing it.
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