Lots of things make me laugh, and I tend to seek out lightness, goodness, and comedy. I made a list of all of the TV shows that I want to watch in a week (being cableless makes you purposeful!) and I think only one show is not a comedy – Parenthood – but it is a light and good show usually causing chuckles and tears each week. Everything else I watch is smile-worthy. The one show that I can’t watch online that I miss watching is BBCAmerica’s Graham Norton. He’s a hoot, that’s all I can say!
My current obsession favorite is Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. I think his comedy is brilliant, he is a good interviewer and he has creative sketches. If I watch his show while I’m exercising, a smile never leaves my face. If I watch his show while doing almost anything, a smile never leaves my face. He’s good stuff.
A funny website I found out about this week is drinkify – you type in the music you’re listening to and it gives you beverage recommendations. I put in two bands and it gave me the same drink (pinot noir), so I’ll have to try a different genre of music and see if that changes! Pretty funny little site, at any rate.
I love comics. Since forever. When I was younger, like 10 or so, I used to cut out the Garfield comics from the Sunday funnies and put them in a scrapbook (can you say nerd much?). I thought he was the best – so sardonic and pessimistic. And that dopey Odie. And poor John. Ah. I would read all the comics but would only cut out Garfield, for some reason. (And have you seen the website Garfield Minus Garfield? – hilarious!)
The comics are still my favorite section of the newspaper and I get a comics newsletter sent to my email every day. I’ve gone through Far Side phases and Calvin & Hobbes periods. Recently I’ve found Pearls Before Swine to be pretty witty. I’ve purchased calendars and datebooks only for the comics (love the New Yorker!). My favorite cocktail napkins and party invites feature Dolly Mama. I love smart comics and classic comics. I still cut them out when they are super good or pertinent to something happening in life.
A sense of humor is pretty important to me, I guess, and I especially love it when it doesn’t come at anyone’s expense!
What’s your favorite comic? Do you read them every day?