Montreal Sketchfest - What I Learned Watching Normal-Looking People Do Funny-Looking Things

Montreal Sketchfest - What I Learned Watching Normal-Looking People Do Funny-Looking Things

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…I'm not saying that everyone should be as hilarious as I am. We all have our roles to play on this teeny-tiny marble in this great-big universe, and mine just happens to involve an outstanding sense of humor and unbelievable beauty. It isn't easy, but I'm happy to bear the brunt of it for the betterment of society... Nawww, I jest. In truth I am outstanding and unbelievably beautiful, but the reason I don't think everyone should be as hilarious as me is because I'm also incredibly lazy and I don't want the competition. In any case, if we already share that lot in life then you probably know what I mean when I say that being funny (see also: thinking you're funny - that's all it takes, that's all that matters) attracts funny, and there is no other type of person I'd rather be surrounded by.

With that in mind, I overcame my laziness (almost didn't happen as I had to bend over to pick up my keys and that REALLY took the wind out of my sails) last night to attend the Montreal Sketchfest. It was there that I learned many things:

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1) Walking through a humid, sticky rainstorm as dusk settles in and neon lights hit the streets with the abstract smearing of water-logged sidewalk chalk is something that automatically feels romantic. If you're not on your way to a make-out-sesh but are in fact on your way to get the giggles with a bunch of frumpy comedians? That's real poetry. That's real love.

2) You've all heard the rumors. These are the ones that are true: incorporating pizza into anything makes it better. Thankfully, sketch comedy involves way fewer wigs than you'd think. If you are lucky enough to have your grandmother in your life, you should cherish her and love her and help her up the stairs - and then use her to make your act funnier. The only pit stains that are forgivable are those belonging to comedians… They’ve earned it.

Louis

3) When you're in line for coffee or traipsing around your neighborhood, look around you. Someone you see, someone you'd never suspect is probably way funnier than they look.

4) I'm not as funny as I look.

With that in mind, I am about to go take a good hard look in the mirror and have a good hard laugh. While I'm busy doing that (it's bound to be a while) I recommend you hit the Sketchfest this weekend. I don't know what your plans were, but as last night’s emcee demonstrated – it’s about as good as it gets when it comes to holding a microphone up to your genitalia. 

Photos Courtesy Of: Montreal Gazette, Tumblr

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