Comedy is a funny thing.
Last night, I went to a stand-up comedy show with some friends and, during the night, one of the comedians said something that really stuck with me:
“Comedy is funny because it’s relatable.”
Take a second and really let that sink in.
If you ask me, I think this is a little counterintuitive.
When I think of entertainment, I think of escapism. I think of lives I will never live and worlds I will never see. After all, no one watches Game of Thrones because it’s relatable (at least, I hope not).
Instead, comedy is more accessible. You don’t need a multimillion-dollar budget or insane special effects.
All you need is an audience and a good story.