Sunday, August 31, 2008

healing power of laughter

Dave Chapelle is a solid dude. Click on the video below, or if you don't see an embedded video, use this link.

I saw Chapelle on "inside the actors studio," and was struck by the fact that he doesn't water-down his material very much to please his audience.... he is true to his own feelings, you know?

It has been observed that some of the most brilliant, intuitive [non-degree-holding] sociologist and philosopher comedians of this century have had to compromise themselves and their acts, and become more actor/performers than expressing their true selves. Sometimes they end up quite bitter. Extreme cases: Bill Hicks, Andy Kaufman. Makes you wonder if they died young of bitterness-induced cancer.

Anyway, I was pleased to see this (click to begin playing video):
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[if you don't see a video embedded above, click here for video].

too soon?

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