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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner On The Power Of Laughter | Monologue


If you don’t have the ability to see the funny side of life, life can be quite a drudge. Being able to laugh in the worst situations saves our lives sometimes. When somebody’s being mean and you can get the people about you to laugh while the other people are being mean, you get those people on your side, and you’ve got allies rather than enemies. I was able to do that very young. I remember listening to radio and being able to tell my friends about what I’d heard on radio that was funny, and embellishing it a bit. As a matter of fact, the radio was the conduit to most of the funny things I heard as a child. We had the first radio on the block, and people used to come out to our house to hear the programs of the day. It’s a funny thing, but we always looked at the radio as we listened to it, like we expected somebody to come out of it. Well, I must say that in the last year or two or three, I’ve written about four or five books. I wrote a book the other day. It’s called – How to Live Forever. I co-wrote it with a Pakistani man, and his name was S-U-M-W-O-N H-O-O-H-A-Z. Sumwon Hoohaz. Someone who has. The first line of the book is, “When you wake up in the morning, find a project. Work on the project. When you approve of the improvements you’ve done on the project, start a new project. Two hundred and seventy-one pages with just that on it. and by the way, the word ‘after’ is spelled A-F-T-R. The ‘e’ is out of it, so that mistake is made a hundred times. The thing is, when I nished that, I realized that is actually so. If you wake up in the morning and have something to do, you’ll live, because you’ve got to finish that. You can’t leave before you finish something that you really want to do. I thought this was going to be filmed, and I’m wearing a beautiful sweater. You’ll never see it.

3 thoughts on “Comedy Legend Carl Reiner On The Power Of Laughter | Monologue

  1. Dang, I don't see how people stare at radio like it's t .v. Knowing this we should appreciate what we have gotten in this generation. Thanks😘✌😋

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