About Satire

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The Funny Thing

About Satire

 

The Funny Thing About Satire  As I see it, the subtlety of satire is making it funny without doing too much harm.  That's kinda how I see it.  There has been discussion about comedy and drama.  In performing, writing and lots of different aspects. 

 

Timing certainly has a role.  As do other factors.  A joke or a premise can fall flat if delivered incorrectly.  It just isn't funny.  It's rather subjective, isn't it?  What is funny or humorous to me may not be funny to you.  Even offensive.  I don't think that's the goal.  Not as I see it.  No, not at all. 

 

Comedy and satire are funny business.  I was thinking about the subject recently as I watched an outrageous film which was followed by an interview with the writer, director and a performer of the movie. Coincidentally, each position in the movie I mention is one and the same. 

 

The film is JoJo Rabbit(warning:  spoiler alert).  Definitely not a big budget production, his screenplay was turned down multiple times before finally being approved by people willing to put up money for the venture under the restriction that he play a pivotal role in the production.   I don't want to give away too much of the plot.  Suffice it to say it's one that may "shock" some while entertaining others.  I happened to like it but admit to wondering if others were "going to get the humor".  I quickly abandoned the idea and sat there for the sheer enjoyment of the moment.  And that's what makes it important to me. 

 

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.

 

 

 

The Funny Thing

About Satire

 

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Michael Jacobs

 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael you are having way too much fun:) Funny part is I love good comedy and good satire, then again there are those who think they are funny but are not....BTW Diane told me that there was an update about the Wine-bar now that is not satire it is reality:))Endre

Nov 04, 2019 11:47 PM #8
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Morning Michael.

I watched the trailer, looks like a fun film.

Nov 05, 2019 12:42 AM #9
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Good morning Michael. Unfortunately, in today's society satire has crossed the line. Enjoy your day!

Nov 05, 2019 05:35 AM #10
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I love humor of any kind, as long as it is not mean spirited and hurtful.  To me, laughter is the best medicine in life.

Nov 05, 2019 07:09 AM #11
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Kathy Streib - it can be a fine line.  Hopefully those expressing those thoughts keep that in mind.  

Endre Barath, Jr. - Diane is definitely our wine snoop - what has she discovered?  

James Dray - I enjoyed it but realize not everyone might.  

Wayne Martin - sometimes that is true.  

Brian England - it seems to be difficult at times but when done skillfully, satire can be quite fun and funny.  

Nov 05, 2019 08:59 AM #12
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Michael, We all can get it...or don't...Many times I have read something or have seen something that made me laugh out loud - but no one else did. I'd rather keep smiling!

Nov 05, 2019 09:01 AM #13
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 Whether dealing with comedy, satire, movies...enjoyment is subjective and differs among many of us. We all bring our own experiences, joys, sorrows, prejudices, appreciations and dislikes to each situation, performance and showing.

Nov 05, 2019 05:10 PM #14
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - smiling is good.  Keeping a smile on one's face when things are not going in the right direction is even better.

John Juarez - subjective indeed!

Nov 05, 2019 05:31 PM #15
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Michael, I love to laugh and it is good for the soul, as my mom would say. I agree with Wayne Martin's comments ...  Unfortunately, in today's society satire has crossed the line. 

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Comedy and Satire are funny business is my favorite part.  Now a days unfortunately so many people get offended even at a joke.  You just have to be careful who you try to make smile and laugh I guess.

Nov 06, 2019 05:09 AM #17
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - there are those who say "laughter is the best medicine" for a good reason.

Norma J. Elkins - when something becomes a smile-worthy occurence it's definitely one that makes a difference.  

Nov 06, 2019 12:50 PM #18
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If people take them selves very seriously, they will take a joke seriously in the unintended way.

Nov 06, 2019 09:08 PM #19
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Hi Michael Jacobs

I think you did the right thing. Sit back, enjoy the film and don't spend time thinking about how others may perceive the humor. 

Nov 07, 2019 03:10 PM #32
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - that works for me.  

Nov 07, 2019 03:27 PM #33
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If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane ( thanks Jimmy Buffet).  Bernie has mentioned wanting to see this film. I suppose some might feel offended  - it's nearly a badge of honor for them.  We will do exactly what you did. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Michael.  D

Nov 08, 2019 07:02 AM #36
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Debb Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - if you go, I hope you enjoy it.  Obviously, the suspension of reality is necessary but laughter and fun is part of the experience.  At least it was for me.  

Nov 08, 2019 09:36 AM #37
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Michael, you do enjoy some movies that are not the regular ones that hit all the theaters, and bet you enjoy them the most.

Nov 09, 2019 09:55 AM #38
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Joan Cox - I do enjoy seeing movies that are not always the "blockbuster" type so I feel quite fortunate that Southern California offers many alternatives that may not always be seen in other places.  

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Humor is one of the joys in life. I like this, "the subtlety of satire is making it funny without doing too much harm."

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Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900 - humor definitely helps make life better in my opinion.  

Nov 14, 2019 03:46 PM #41
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