Because this opera was written so long ago, it represents the essence of comic in our society. To be much more solid: First of all, we could laugh solely at human characteristics for example: Secondly, we need insensibility to really laugh, to be morally rigid in front of someone else.
An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, found here. This is the first post in a series exploring this text. I wonder if this observation speaks to our sympathy, our collective ability to see oneself in another.
I think Bergson sees this human quality with his observation.
However, I believe that a thing can be funny if it displays some absurdity. A rock that positioned so that appears to defy gravity could be something to laugh at, an absurd expanse might cause one to laugh. Absurdity and reason are strictly perceivable to conscious beings; these are values.
We lend something human when we believe something that is absurd.
But, would they be laughable to someone who is intimate with nature? A sailor expecting, longing to see land, but only more sea?
It seems reasonable to laugh at these moments. He asks us to watch dancers without music. I believe that I often see this in the modern standup comic.
He or she looks at themselves, the people they love, or society and simply sees constructions, the illusions. Then, the standup comic wipes these away to the base of absurdity that human endeavors are built upon.
For something to be funny, it is required that the absurdity is something that the observers of the funny know. I wonder if some acts or structures in standup would have something of a universality in the conscious mind.
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Laughter, Henri Bergson’s profound essay on the nature and source of laughter, grows out of his concern with the nineteenth century mechanization of . Jun 21, · This is an excerpt from a prior episode of The Partially Examined Life podcast, discussing Henri Bergson's Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic.