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    There is a positive correlation with those who have a good sense of humour and those that are depressed. Why is that?
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    (Original post by galingo)
    There is a positive correlation with those who have a good sense of humour and those that are depressed. Why is that?
    I guess the need to entertain people is an attempt to fill a void.
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    Not all of them, but for example Marilyn Monroe was like that...she smiled in every movie scene but when she was off the movie set, she was mostly upset/sad. I love her and the fact that she took her own life breaks my heart :emo: :cry:
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    Because they had the last laugh :holmes:
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    smiles hide sadness
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    1 Life is continual. Every peak eventually creates a trough if, to fit in the 'real world', the comedian keeps on feeling the need to quickly return to the same relatively bland state of many people. Insecurities to do with not being seen as cool, clever, succesful enough can make them feel like a court jester at the constantly fickle, unpredictable, tastes of a mass of the public. Most comedians will see their paying public on a night with days given to writing, travelling, interviews, festivals, filming TV shows or films, supporting charity events and 'resting'. Seeing your most passionate fans generally on a night lends a vampiric quality. And when that's only one of the many faces and 'heads'
    you put on to make a living, your artistic side can feel compromised by your business side.

    2 When death of someone happens to it can shake the comedian's sense that a pithy punchline can redeem any situation.

    3 As others have essentially said, the tears of a clown. Filling a void. But most are probably simply very talented and ambitious, even if only in spurts, and their lows are felt with the same passion.

    4 There is a sense, I think, amongst some of the public that comedy is not 'real' as an artform. That the deceptively casual (and actually sometimes finely prepared) lines of a comedian are merely an egotist packaging what everybody else already banters in more 'subtle' ways than a 'loudmouth' with a microphone ever could.
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    (Original post by galingo)
    There is a positive correlation with those who have a good sense of humour and those that are depressed. Why is that?
    just a thought: maybe the whole point they started humour was they couldnt make themselves happy so they made others happy instead, it shifts the importance to the audience's wellbeing and not their own

 
 
 
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