Growing up, they said I was so funny that I should be a standup comedian. Whenever, I heard those words it was sometimes sarcastic. Well, now I take it as a compliment. It’s my calling card. Over the years, I have developed a fond appreciation of comedy. I crave comedy like Harold and Kumar crave White Castle.
How I came to love comedy
Have you ever seen MTV’s Beavis and Butthead? When I was a boy, I watched Beavis and Butthead religiously. Then, more shows like South Park and Family Guy got me, along with one million other teenagers, hooked. After reaching fifteen years old, I stopped watching cartoons and started watching: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (JKX), MTV’s Punk’d with Ashton Kutcher and Chappelle’s show.
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment is creative, unique and different. I recommend that you go on a scavenger hunt and find a few episodes of Jamie Kennedy pranking people. Also, Jamie Kennedy made a movie at the peak of his fame called Malibu’s Most Wanted. It’s about a young white man acting “black.”
Punk’d is similar to JKX but more popular. Ashton Kutcher “punks” celebrities in this hidden camera television show. Although Ashton Kutcher got his big break on That 70’s show, Punk’d put him on the map by Hollywood Boulevard.
The next stop on Hollywood Boulevard is Dave Chappelle. Dave Chappelle is a top five favorite comedian of mine. Without a shadow of a doubt, Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central is the best comedy show of my generation. His comedy is on the edge. He goes to places no one else ever will. He is as good as standup comedians come. His success is only limited by his potential.
Why Comedians Make the Best Pharmacists
“Laughter is the best medicine.” So, comedians are the best pharmacists. Comedy is universal in appeal. A funny face in New Zealand is just as funny as a face in Nantucket. Comedy is an art form and also a big business.
Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars soothing people’s pain. Believe it or not, comedy can heal you. Recent studies show a correlation between laughter and health. Just crack a few smiles and your cold will go away.
So, comedians make the best pharmacists because they distribute the pills for your cure. Jokes are pills that comedians hand out to their patients. The audience members are the patients. They are waiting patiently for the right dose of comedy.
As I get older, I realize that the best comedians not only make a lot of money but they travel the world and live a fun lifestyle. Comedian George Lopez was intoxicated at a Canadian casino. This shows that there are downsides and upsides to the business. If comedy is easy, everyone can do it. Comedy is not easy. It’s hard.
Comedian Kevin Hart lives by the motto “Everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to put the work in…” His claim to fame is working harder than anybody else. His hard work has paid off because he is in a ton of movies.
My top three comedians are Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle. Others such as George Carlin and Katt Williams round out my top five. I love comedy and I believe laughter is the best medicine, and comedians make the best pharmacists.
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