i'm reading a book that reveals comedy writing secrets.
first, comedians do a lot of things well but keeping secrets isn't one of them.
second, the secrets they are suppose to keep are ho hum at best.
all of which goes to show why they are better off being comedians than ... um ... let's say cia operatives or ceos.
anyway, the book opens up asking the question, what is comedy, to which steve martin is quoted as answering, "comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."
i thought that is a funny definition for sure, but then what else should i expect from a funny guy.
unfortunately though it isn't an answer that really does it for me.
so i asked myself the same question and after sleeping on it, i woke this morning with my answer.
comedy is the complete opposite of death.
i think that pretty much covers it.