Comedy Relief

After performing tragedies, the ancient Greeks always staged comedies, often making fun of the tragedies they’d just presented. Why? Comedy relief. Likewise, humor flourishes during wars and epidemics. Morbidity? No, survival. When we’re under attack, we ridicule our attackers and tease ourselves. Why? Because it helps us cope, reminds us we’re in this together and, well, simply provides comedy relief. Those Greeks had it right.

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Some Pandemic Humor found Online

  • I’ll tell you a coronavirus joke now, and check back in two weeks to see if you got it.
  • Finland has closed its borders. That’s right, no one is allowed to cross the finish line.
  • I ran out of toilet paper and had to start using the New York Times. Man, the Times are rough.
  • Kids who came of age during the millennium are called Millennials. With all the lockdown pregnancies, will the next generation be called Quaranteens?
  • Just before the lockdown, French people raided the stores for cheese. Now all that’s left is de brie.
  • My coworker keeps farting, asking for my lunch, and playing on his tablet while I do all the work. Now I’m working at home with my 4-year-old nearby. Nothing’s changed.
  • “The people going to crowded events right now are the same people who hear a weird noise in horror movies and decide to go check it out.” ~Jeremy Dooley
  • “Ever since it was brought to my attention that you can say ‘Covid 19’ to the tune of ‘Come on, Eileen,’ I’ve been unable to read it any other way.” ~Dr. David Shiffman
  • We went to this restaurant called The Kitchen. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business. ~Unknown

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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31 Responses to Comedy Relief

  1. leighhecking says:

    Thanks for the laugh, Mitch!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lynnabbott says:

    Hilarious, Mitch!! Thank you!! 😀

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  3. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. About to post my parody about Y2K in light of the present mentality of the public, anticipating some backlash … May I quote your introduction?

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  5. sniderjerry says:

    Hi Mitch, Every one needs to do their part. For example, I have two friends who, in their spare time, rob banks. But this week,to help the cause, instead of their usual crime, they donated their stick up masks to the local hospital. Isn’t that special! Stay safe. Jerry

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  6. JOY journal says:

    🙂 Be well and blessed, Mitch!

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  7. Thanks for reminding us that laughter is good medicine!

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  8. Omatra7 says:

    Lol – hilarious!!! ✌️

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  9. Some good chuckles here, thanks!

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  10. suzannesmom says:

    Some fun stuff here.

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  11. Just because we’re laughing about social distancing doesn’t mean we don’t take this disease seriously. It just means we take it seriously enough that we need an outlet so we don’t go crazy.
    Thanks for your thoughts about Greek comedies and tragedies. It’ll make me feel less guilty when I break into another chorus of “My Carona!” (to the tune of “My Sharona”).
    (PS–Loved the “roomba curling” clip.)

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  12. joyroses13 says:

    Great laughs, thanks!!

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  13. K.L. Hale says:

    Hilarious! I’ve re-read to re-laugh 😂

    Liked by 2 people

  14. -Eugenia says:

    Thanks for the chuckles! 🤣

    Liked by 1 person

  15. rahjomuelvin says:

    Shared this to facebook. We could make use of a good laugh in times like this.😂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. smzang says:

    Oh, I am that penguin (silently of course!)
    the whole set has provided the absolute best comedy relief.
    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Reblogged this on Mellow  Curmudgeon and commented:
    As Lincoln said when somebody objected to his fondness for corny jokes during the Civil War:
            «I laugh because I must not cry.»

    So far, the COVID-19 crisis is still not as bad as the Civil War.  The USA survived that, partly because the POTUS was caring and competent.

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  18. Thanks Mitch! Perfect.

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  19. John Purvis says:

    Awesome! Very funny. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. JMP traveler says:

    Thanks for the laughs

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