My taste in humor isn’t always the same as everyone else’s. So much humor on TV (and elsewhere) just seems cruel to me. A comedian will say something “funny,” and I’ll be dumbfounded when people laugh, because I just found saw it as hurtful (not necessarily hurtful to me, but to someone). Cruel humor is everywhere these days. But when I saw this video, I thought, hey, here’s someone who has the right idea.
In his mind, it’s not “I’m going to get laughter from these people,” it’s “I’m going to give these people the opportunity to laugh.”
It’s not about getting, it’s about giving. And it’s not just in comedy.
What do you think, readers? Do you find much of today’s humor to be more cruel than funny? Do you like humor that gives better?