On Friday I am going to see Louis C.K. and a host of other comedians at the Funny or Die Oddball Festival.
Comedians are writers. They paint plot with a mix of sarcastic sage and ballsy blue, recreating fictional or exaggerated scenes on our metaphorical canvas with hysterical precision. My favorite, Louis C.K., can manage to sum up the mad, depressing, at times meaningless, scramble that is life while managing to crack us up. If that's not art or skill-- or both-- tell me what is. IMHO, the best comedy has a dark side, and the best comedians dabble in a bit of darkness.Read More