Didn’t you know? I’m a comedian now! =D

“You’re not interesting just because the alt-right like you now.”

Its not even a joke, it’s a statement. How is it a joke? It’s just not a joke,lol… An opinion is not a joke. It’s lazy. He had all that time and that’s what he did? Write down some opinions?

Trevor Noah…Cancelled?

All women are beautiful

Trevor Noah explains controversial joke

For those who do not want to read the article. Trevor Noah is a comedian with a weekly/kind of daily comedy show. He has been one of my favourites for such a long time (and his impressions of the Trumpster is freaking hilarious!) However, he made a comment about Aboriginal women, that has not gone over well, with myself included. Too break it down :

“Women of every race can be beautiful,” he said. “And I know some of you are sitting there now going, ‘Oh Trevor… I’ve never seen a beautiful Aborigine.’ But you know what you say? You say, ‘Yet.’ Because you haven’t seen all of them, right?”

You can imagine how this comment has gone down, especially here ‘down under’.

Trevor Noah has gone to explain that because the whole clip wasn’t shown, his comments were completely taken out of context…But still…

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When I looked at the whole “bit”, I got it better. However, the comments were still harsh, no matter the setting. Since I am Australian, I have seen many beautiful Aboriginal women. Just because Trevor Noah may not have, doesn’t mean it was alright to say those comments and then not really apologise for them. Maybe he should have some done research about that one first. What if I said “I haven’t seen any beautiful South African women…Yet”…Well, one that’s not even true and how is that not degrading?

Also, Samantha Harris, Jessica Mauboy, Ella Havelka, Leah Purcell…

It’s really not that hard to find these women.

Also though, who gets to define beauty anyway?

Heroes

In our lives we all have different heroes from all sorts of areas in our life. Jackie Chan is a personal hero of mine, but I do have to say that I am unfamiliar with his earlier work. Just meaning that I know he has been around for years, but I have only ever seen his more “Western” type movie. So, more like your “Rush Hour”, his more comedic action type movies (I was disappointed that the wasn’t part of the Expendables movie in anyways whatsoever).

After watching this video below, I want to go out and find his earlier work. It is just really beautiful.

Jackie Chan being reunited with former stuntmen will make you feel again

 Do you have a “Hero”? Have you ever been surprised by something you found out about them?

Dave Chappelle

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Dave Chappelle. Dave Chappelle is an American comedian and I think probably one of the best if not the best comedian ever. Dave Chappelle was so successful at his time that he walked away from a multi-million dollar contract…A $50 million contract to be exact!

Dave Chappelle reveals the real reason why he left Chappelle’s Show

I am so happy to say/write though that he is making a come back!

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It’s supposed to be on Netflix during 2017. I think the timing is great, 2016 has been a horrible year. The world needs more laughter and I think that Dave Chappelle is the man to do it! Below is the skit that I was first introduced to. I have to say I still remember it fondly, I had to walk out of the room because I couldn’t breath with all the laughing.

RIP Gene Wilder

Uploaded by: Jack T

I know that sadly Gene Wilder passed away on the 29th of August. I’ve been thinking about what to write about this incredible man. Probably one of the greatest comedians of our time. Young Frankenstein was probably my favourite movie of his, it got me through some rough nights. That’s why it didn’t surprise me to hear that he didn’t want people to know about his Alzheimer.

Alzheimer’s Association

What I’d do to be in Heaven right now!

I know that from my previous Blog this might seem a tad bit depressing, especially for the end of the week…But I felt like I needed to get this mans name out there today. It’s not been a good year so far when it comes to 2016 and us losing many beloved and awesome legends…How much fun would it be to pop in on Heaven right now?

Rest In Peace Ronnie Corbett

Uploaded by:Simon Nottm

Uploaded on Jan 5, 2012

Possibly one of their best comedy sketches ever, certainly the most popular and requested of all time.

#FlashbackFriday

Over the past week my work has quietened down a bit so I have been able to voluntarily watch a bit more of the television. Lately the television stations have been a lot of shows from the past and it has been amazing! There is definitely truth in the saying “They just don’t make them like they used too”.

A lot of the shows that I’ve been watching as well are all comedies. Comedies are just my favourites. Let me refresh your memories and lets take a step back on a much “easier and kinder” time.

Good Times” (ran from 74 – 79)

This show is a spinoff from the show “Maude” which was also a spinoff from “All in the Family”. The main premise of the show is two parents and three children living in a housing project in a poor black neighborhood. When I read more about the show I was a little surprised to learn that the show was originally meant to be more serious. It is a great comedy show though. I have never seen the show before and I was laughing through the whole way through.

Who’s the Boss” (ran from 1984 – 1992)

Anthony Morton “Tony” Micelli (played by Tony Danza) is a former second baseman who was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. He wants to move out of Brooklyn to find a better place for his daughter, Samantha (played the sweetheart Alyssa Milano). He ends up taking a job in up-scale location, as a live-in housekeeper for divorced advertising executive Angela Bower (played by Judith Light) and her son Jonathan. This was an interesting show as it portrayed a women/mother as the breadwinner (even though Danza and Lights characters didn’t date in the show until later). It was probably one of the first shows where this was the case and it was HILARIOUS!

The classic “Different Strokes” (ran from 1978 – 1986)

This show was based around two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white businessman and widower and his daughter, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. Although this show is a comedy it has some extremely “hard core” topics, especially for it’s time. The main focus being about racism and in their personal lives all of the stars were hit with persona tragedy.

Invisibility

I find this hard to explain because I consider myself to have a mild form of depression. This isn’t completely out of the realms of fantasy, since most of my Dads side of the family seem to suffer from it. The only thing is mine comes in waves if that makes sense? I’ll be upset for 30 minutes and then I’m okay again, or I use one of my coping mechanisms and I’m fine. Whereas others I know the low will go on for hours and that’s why I keep a lot of what I go through to myself. This is the “platform” that I have used to be honest and say for the first time to say publicly and honestly “I suffer from depression”.

Some of my coping tools are to just listen to a style of music depending on the type of mood I’m in, sometimes all that can through to my mind is to listen to some heavy metal music. Watching a comedy television show, I can only watch comedy through that time. How can I help others if I can’t be honest with them?

In Australia we also have this wonderful company called “Beyond Blue” (http://www.beyondblue.org.au/) If you are ever feeling down please look through this site, or if someone you know suffers from depression please read this site!

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