“The fact is th…

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“The fact is that comedy is actually too serious to be taken seriously. It may be that comedy touches such deep emotions that people feel better if they can just dismiss it as trivial. Just take a big belly laugh. I have watched people laughing, and for a moment they look–and are–absolutely helpless. Vulnerability. You can be assaulted while you are laughing.”

— Abe Burrows, in his autobiography, ‘Honest Abe, Abe Burrows.’

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