I’m switching gears a little for our topic this Friday, but I thought this might be worth a try 😃 I don’t know if you’re a fan, but John Mulaney’s comedy has become a HUGE part of our lives in our house ever since my stepdaughter introduced us to him last summer. We’ve watched all his Netflix specials and (tried watching his short-lived sitcom), and I still love them, even after watching them several times each.
What watching them has reminded me, too, is how much I’ve missed laughing. So much of popular culture is so intense — I’m thinking mainly of TV shows and movies in recent years — that sometimes it’s just too much. That’s not to say it’s bad; plenty of it is great! But I miss lighter things.
I was wondering, what has made you laugh recently — and it could be anything. Something someone shared with you, a funny incident you experienced, or a show or episode of a show you’ve loved that you happened to catch again. I’d love to know what made you feel a little lighter and helped keep you going. — Terrell
We love John Mulaney! He stated a while back that the Trump administration was a lot like a horse in a hospital. It was hilarious.
Checking my mother-in-law into a hotel for my daughters wedding and her room is the farthest from the elevator. Took 10 minutes to walk the hallway. It was like a Steven King movie.
If you’re a dog person, there’s a quirky, short series called It’s Bruno. It’s about a man and his dog and their little adventures within their neighborhood (Brooklyn, maybe? Or similar.). It’s really light and silly and short.
The new detective series I'm listening to (Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny) is very well written with lots of humor . A one liner that I should have seen coming, but didn't, had me laughing out loud as I ran down a busy street. I'm sure the people driving by must have thought I was nuts.
I'm not a big TV watcher, and certainly nothing new, but I LOVE the series Fraiser!!!! In particular Niles Crane played by David Hyde Pierce. I could watch him all day!!! My cheeks would hurt after some episodes from the constant smile on my face.
Recently, my younger son along with 3 other students had to do a sock puppet skit in front of their language arts class and one of the students forgot her sock puppet. So, my son did an “improv” of her portion of the skit with his hand. There were hands of sock puppets up all but one. The kids were laughing so hard. I was able to watch it on video that evening. First, I was proud of my son for being creative on short notice and helping his team! Second, I enjoyed hearing a classroom of eighth graders laughing at something educational other than at a video posted on the internet.
Morning! I’m just
Getting to this thread so I apologize if someone has mention the show Resident Alien...it’s on TBS....the show takes
Place in a small town in Colorado
Where an alien crashes and takes over another persons life...laughed way to hard! Might Just Be our strange humor but
Hey, it’s worth a shot to watch!
It's a goofy show, and very British but "The Goes Wrong Show" can be pretty hilarious
Adding myself to the crowd of people voicing their love for Schitt’s Creek. I’m 5 episodes from the end and I’m really drawing it out, I don’t want to leave this world. It’s so well written, hilarious, but also filled with a whole lotta heart.
Randy Rainbow’s videos! They’ve kept me laughing and sane these past many months.
Schitt's Creek, just the way David says F$%k kills me....hahahahaha...every time!!!
... have to flip this one upside down ... preface: part of the appeal of races (5Ks, 10Ks, halves) is telling jokes and making people smile. Last weekend, I was doing Tampa’s Gasparella Half virtually and stopped next to a city bus, knocked on the door (the driver was on a break) and said, “I know Thanksgiving is 6 months from now but let me tell you about the guy at the supermarket, while inspecting the frozen turkeys, asked the stock boy, “Do these get any bigger?” The stock boy replied, “No sir ... they’re all dead!” The driver laughed and I finished the last three miles of the race. PS: Big Bang Theory, Cheers, WKRP, and M*A*S*H repeats always make me laugh.
About 2 weeks ago I’m sitting in my 4th period class. There are about 20 kids online & 4 in class, plus a co-teacher. One of the girls in class got the giggles. Another girl a desk away started to laugh too. Then the only boy in class started to laugh, the co-teacher, & myself. (One autistic girl couldn’t hear us. She had headphones on, listening to music.) We laughed until we cried & our cheeks hurt. (The girl with the headphones looked at us like we had lost our minds, which made us laugh even harder.)
The teacher across the hall came running over, worried that something was wrong. She said she hadn’t heard people laugh like that for a year. (She lives alone & has a pretty solitary lifestyle.) Even the kids said they hadn’t laughed that hard in a very long time.
I told them it was okay to laugh. It was okay to be happy & smile. It was okay to talk & be friendly! They needed this. I needed it!!!
The kids online had no idea what was happening. Our mics were all muted & they were working on individual assignments, but the kids in the class & myself & the co-teacher created a bond that day I will never forget. We still look at each other & start laughing in that class & find things in life that are funny to share. They are great kids!
Watching Frank Caliendo on YouTube impersonate Stephen A. Smith, Jon Gruden, Charles Barkley, and much more. He's hilarious and spot on with his imitations!
Thanks for the topic Terrell. Got no work done today because I was watching stand up comedians all day lol. We are going to see Sebastian Maniscalco in September. Nothing like a bunch of people laughing together.
We do our own fun videos.
Watching Pretty Woman for the gazillionth time and Julia Roberts line, "slippery little sucker!" I laugh everytime!
I recently discovered Tim Hawkins, a stand-up comedian who does a lot of songs in his routines. Makes me laugh till I cry! His "Old Rock Star Songs" is my favorite.
last sunday we were sitting in our car in the parking lot outside of a restaurant we wanted to try. we looked up the menu online and i called and placed our order and was told it would be ready in 35 minutes. at the allotted time my wife ran out and went inside. 2 seconds later she came back out. they had no record of our order. i had called the wrong place. not only was this so funny to me, but the fact that she was so mad about it just put me in fits of hysteria. i made her go back in and place the order. i think we sat in that parking lot for an hour! we did finally eat tho (and it was good:)
Great topic, Terrell! After the last year, we do need things that make us laugh. We really enjoyed Ted Lasso too! It's all about kindness and laughs too. Schitt's Creek was a joy too. And just in the last few weeks, my entire running crew (all 5 of us) have finished our vaccinations, so we can now all run together and that has been so fun and full of laughs - and we're going to start a group read of Running with Sherman. :) Happy Friday, all!
I’ve been listening to Mike Rowe on his podcast and also his book “How I Heard It” 🤣🤣
Love John Mulaney! His Horse in a Hospital bit had me in tears as does most of his material.
For those into nostalgia, my son and I thoroughly enjoyed Cobra Kai on Netflix. A continuation of the Karate Kid story. Lots of laughs and 80s memories.
And I’ll add I feel very lucky - I’m married to someone who makes me laugh every. Single. Day.
And Ted Lasso 💗
Went home recently (South Dakota) for a race and the weather forecast was atrocious. I’m in Florida now and don’t have all the right winter gear. I stressed about it all week and at least found a jacket. Race day came and it started snowing big, fat flakes as I walked up. I just laughed my fool head off because what else could I do? People must have thought I was nuts: walking around, talking to myself and laughing. 🤪
(But honestly, snow > rain when you’re standing around at 37°. It eventually cycled thru all of the winter weather at some point or another once we were moving.)
I also felt the need for the lighter side. That's why we started our own brand of quirk in our family YouTube show. Hope it's ok to share
My husband and I enjoy comedy, we often laugh at things we probably shouldn't; our kids grew up with lots of laughter in our house. My most recent "find" was the beginning episodes of Schitt's Creek with Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. I knew it had been on, everyone said it was hilarious, but I hate getting in on a serious in like season 3! And I hate (nor do I have the time) to binge watch 2 seasons to get caught up. So when I saw this in a new time slot lineup on TV after I get home from school, I couldn't help myself. I was laughing hysterically out loud (just me and my rescue dogs). We love shows with innuendos as well as blatant in your face comedy. My entire families all-time favorite is an episode of Mama's Family with Tim Conway, and he recounts going to a circus with siamese elephants that couldn't trumpet like other elephants. It's on YouTube, if you haven't seen it. Just watching the entire cast try to hold their composure and Mama's ending comment......we still laugh until tears. Laughter is GREAT medicine for good health, too.
I really enjoyed Schitts Creek for just lighthearted silly humor. It just made me feel relaxed to watch it. The Office, Seinfeld - all of these available to stream, and all good for laughs! I don't think Hollywood has put out a good comedy or romantic comedy in quite some time... That I can find. For comedians - my go to is Jim Gaffigan and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Terrell - did not KNOW about this...and will watch immediately...laughter as we all know is some of the best medicine! Enough of the crime dramas...I want to laugh (which hopefully I'll be doing during tomorrows half marathon in Sleepy Hollow...with no headless horseman and more hills than I want to know about!)...thanks for making my day.