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Saturday Night Comedians

So the economy’s in the toilet.  So everyone’s on edge about the primary season.  We need humor more than ever!

In the spirit of we all need a good laugh, here are some clips for your amusement.  

Musings on comedy

Comedy and humor are the hardest things to write.  Sure, Hamlet gets all the praise, because it is oh-so-serious.  Preston Sturges makes this point in Sullivan’s Travels, his film about a Depression-era Hollywood writer of screwball comedies who wants to do something serious.  The movie is a dramedy, in fact, but this scene shows Sullivan’s epiphany


as he realizes the curative power of laughter: the way it frees people, if only for a time, from their troubles.

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