Essay on They Are Really Funny, But Are They Happy?

879 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
They Are Definitely Funny, But Are They Happy?
“Laughter is the best medicine” is a very common phrase that everybody have heard throughout their life. Many people want to be successful both in their life and career, they work hard for it, but they are also suffering with stress and tensions due to lots of work, personal problems, life changes, family, too many responsibilities,… and there is no way out of it that people are sinking into depression. People find a way to release those pressures through different types of entertainment, such as: cinema, comedy shows, music, sports, games and the list goes on and on. But the most effective way to entertain is through humor, the art of comedy, because trying to be happy is a good way to stop worrying.
The purpose of comedy is to makes people laugh, and the entertainer who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh is a comedian. Comedians are known for their hilarious jokes, which leads to the misperception about how they are so humorous on stage and how happy they are making people laugh, but off stage, are they really that happy? In fact, many comedians have faced depressions and scientists have found that comedians have two conflict personality traits. In addition, they have a higher chance of having mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and often display depressive traits. In other words, comedians are the happy pills to the audiences on stage, but off stage, who will be their happy pills?

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