[joe-frank-list] comedy

Justin Kempton justin at kempton.com
Fri Jul 21 09:40:27 PDT 2006

One of the great insights within the book 'Stranger in a Strange land' 
was when the Martian finally understood comedy, realizing that it was 
sad truth as a common understanding between brothers. There is a 
relieving quality of good humor, the kind where you can see yourself in 
the same state as the person telling the story. Jack Kornfields work 
often depicts this. When I hear Joe and Larry, I often find that quality 
as well.

SpringyStepps at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/21/2006 12:59:21 AM Central Standard Time, 
> KneeCha at aol.com writes:
>     Some of Joe Frank's pieces are catagorized as comedies.
>     I'm uncomfortable with that description. That is, I never think of
>     any of his pieces as comedies.
>     Sometimes I laugh, but it's nervous laughter.
>     Sarah
> My laughter virtually always falls under the category of rueful.  I 
> guess "comedy" in cataloguing Joe's programs could be taken as "less 
> black than usual."

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