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Anyone else not find things funny?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Amplus, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Cyberchondria by proxy.
    Don't ask the internet to diagnose you.
  2. dirtybeatfreak


    Joined: Jun 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,867

    Location: Eastbourne

    Lee Evans. If you find him funny, you're normal and just didn't find the above funny. If not, then yes, you're a misery guts! :)
  3. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2003

    Posts: 1,347

    Comedy is subjective shocker!
  4. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,474

    Nah his standup is ****
  5. timmeh


    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 3,327

    Location: Englishman in the USA

    Micky Flanagan and Greg Davies are always good for a laugh.

    Flanagan's Delhi Belly sketch had me in stitches
  6. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 28,430

    Location: Welling, London

    Lee Evans and Micky Flanagan both crack me up. Evans is just crazy and Flanagan has mastered mocking foreigners, women etc just to the point where it isn’t called out as racist or sexist.
  7. 200sols

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

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    Location: Hampshire

    Most modern comedy is crap.
  8. Amplus


    Joined: Aug 26, 2018

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    Location: Manchester

    Really don't see what's funny about Greg Davies. Is him pulling a confused funny face all the time meant to be funny??? He annoys me actually
  9. Werewolf


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

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    Location: Panting like a fiend

    People have different senses of humour.

    I can't stand half the "comedy" on TV and barely get a smile out of some stuff my friends find hilarious, but at the same time I can be laughing and they're not.
  10. dl8860


    Joined: Jul 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,630

    Location: Surrey

    I love Taskmaster, I'd classify myself similar to OP in that not much makes me laugh out loud, but Taskmaster makes me giggle like a schoolgirl sometimes. It's a brilliant concept putting funny people in scenarios where they can just be organically funny themselves. And the ribbing between themselves and Greg and Alex is great too.
  11. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 29,706

    arghhhh - the big bang theory is just for sheep that follow the crowd it isn't funny, neither is friends it's another "sheep" show.

    i find the best way to prove your sense of humour isn't broken is by how much you can make other people laugh throughout the day with one liners and jokes, etc.

    if nobody laughs at your banter then chances are you are broken
  12. dirtybeatfreak


    Joined: Jun 25, 2006

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    Location: Eastbourne

    Lee Evans standup is ****?? You're a misery guts!!!!! :p:p:D
  13. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

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    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    I get more lols out of some youtube channels than tv these days.

    Pitch Meetings in particualr are tight! :D
  14. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

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    Eh I find Big Bang Theory amusing mostly though I gave up about 1.5 series back, not constantly laugh out loud funny but for the most part fun with at times good humour.

    I've often found things other people are sitting their losing their **** over less than funny though - some of the often named classic show for instance I find largely trying too hard with the odd really good line every 1-2 episodes.
  15. BowdonUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

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    I wouldnt call big bang theory funny. I'd call it light entertainment.

    Anyone who is laughing out loud is obviously faking it, or needs to be treated by the people in white coats immediately!
  16. new boy


    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

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    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Could be worse, there is a guy I know who laughs hysterically at absolutely anything, even things that are not in anyway funny...

    God that guy gets on my nerves... I have to actively filter what I say around him to try and avoid saying anything that might make him break down with laughter.
  17. Amplus


    Joined: Aug 26, 2018

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    Location: Manchester

    For me the only comedy that I think is funny is either comedy you can relate to like the Inbetweeners, The Office or comedy that is realistic like OFAH, Curb your enthusiasm. That's why Peter Kay is so popular as you can relate to what he says.

    Most of the comedies now are just completely unrealistic hence not funny
  18. Scort


    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

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    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    I find loads and loads of stuff funny - actual real life 'LOL' funny; but it is mostly comedy from years ago, when the PC/Social Justice/Whatever 'ism' **** hadn't become so prevalent.

    I grew up in the 80s and 90s, so love the old classics such as Blackadder, Bottom, Hale and Pace, Fast Show, Harry Enfield, Red Dwarf, Father Ted etc etc etc. I have recently started to listen to and watch a lot of Jim Davidson stuff again, and the things he comes out with often give me a good laugh, same goes with old Bob Monkhouse stuff. George Carlin, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart - there's simply loads of stuff out there that does make me laugh.

    Stupid things in movies make me laugh too - recently watched the film Blockers, and there's a bit where limo driver pukes - I honestly replayed that bit about 8 times before the Wife told me off. I had tears in my eyes, and even typing about it is giving me a wry smile.

    Some recent comedy and films seem to try too hard to be funny, and lose the subtlety that made some of the past greats, great. I also find that a lot of new stuff often focuses on the narcissistic nature of social media life, and as I have no involvement in that sort of thing (at the ripe old age of ~38), it gets no laughs from me.

    You mention that you're not depressed and have a lot of friends - but are you actually happy? I think that might account for at least some of how you feel - take that with a mahoosive pinch of salt mind, as I'm no expert (I work in IT, not people's heads). It's either something like that, or you might just be seeing the modern, watered-down we-don't-want-to-offend-anybody rubbish that's around now. Maybe go back through a few decades and watch some of the stuff from the 90s.

    Comedic value is hugely subjective though, the embellished fanciful stories a comedian tells, might have others rolling is the isles, but will plain confuse others. It's swings and roundabouts I guess.
  19. Nick1881


    Joined: Feb 4, 2007

    Posts: 9,096

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    You're joking right? I had the utmost displeasure of seeing Milton Jones live, I didn't laugh the whole way through, I found his jokes very predictable and not funny at all. Other people were laughing and I couldn't work out what was wrong with them.
  20. Mr.E.

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    I went to the cinema to see Three Bilboards, there was a girl in front who was laughing out loud and the slightest humorous comment.