I was once told by an ex-boyfriend that I am not funny. I was offended, but then I figured he might be right. I’m not funny like Jim Carey funny or Ellen Degeneres funny or Robin Williams funny or Jerry Seinfeld funny. I don’t tell lots of jokes or do impressions or funny faces and I don’t always have a funny perspective on things like the comedians I listed above. But, the more I thought about it, I started to think he was wrong. I would regularly find myself saying or doing something that would make other people laugh. I knew I had to be some kind of funny. I knew he had to be wrong…I AM FUNNY! I’m more like Lucille Ball funny…the normal, everyday things I do are funny. People usually laugh AT me. And as long as I think it’s funny too, I don’t mind. It really only sucks to have people laugh at you when you don’t think it’s funny.
Anyway, a few weeks ago we saw a comedian with some friends of ours. His name was Jeff Capri and he was pretty good. Not too much swearing and not too many dirty jokes. He definitely had me laughing about several things. One being the fact that people with bad breath are always the ones who have to tell you some big secret. They lean in real close and say, “You’re not going to believe this!” And you’re thinking WHOA!!! I already don’t! (insert ba dum ching) Anyway, I won’t butcher any other part of his act by typing it out into an emotionless sentence. His voice inflection really made that one great.
So…lately, just out of the blue, Andy and I will be talking about something funny and I say, “I’m going to add that to my stand up comedy routine!” We both pretty much crack up since I doubt I’ll ever do stand up comedy and I doubt I’d even be very good at it. For now I’ll just stick to the “Lucy” thing…I’ll go about being myself and allow my natural humor to be appreciated by all who know me.