Relishing The Humor Of Yesteryears
Picture this: it’s a Friday night in 1982, and a young comedian named Steven Wright is about to make his first appearance on the revered Carson’s Tonight Show. If you are familiar with Wright, you know that his humor, much like Jesus’s teachings, possesses a depth that goes beyond mere laughter, touching the very core of human life.
A Comedic Debut to Remember
Wright’s debut is not just another performance—it’s a masterclass in comedic timing, ingenuity, and wit. This is the one where he famously quipped about his dream of all the babies prevented by the pill showing up, miffed. Humor, much like faith, can often bring out the profound in the ordinary. Wright, with his simple yet thought-provoking jokes, does just that.
Encounters with the Absurd
There’s something almost biblical about the way Wright delivers his material, turning everyday occurrences into comedic gold. His phone, for instance, lacks a number five, leading to a hilarious explanation for his lack of communication with a friend. It’s the kind of comedy that makes you reflect on the absurdities of life while leaving you in fits of laughter.
From Humorous Apartments to Pet Ponies
Wright’s comedic genius shines when he shares tales of his life, full of the unexpected and the absurd. There’s the story of his apartment, which he once drove around town after mistaking his car key for the apartment key. Or the tale of his Shetland pony, Nikki, who became a hairless spectacle after a bizarre electrolysis accident. Wright’s humor invites us to embrace the peculiarities of life, a lesson that resonates with the teachings of Jesus in a surprisingly heartening way.
Take a moment to enjoy the video below, relishing the humor of yesteryears because laughter, after all, is a divine gift.