Sunday, July 6, 2014

Best If Used Before...

Today, Joan Rivers lost her sense of humor during a CNN interview.

Your Blog knows Joan. She is a really nice lady. I mean, really nice.

That said, I have not found her to be funny in decades.

I have a theory about comedians.

They come with expiration dates.

Think about all the comedians who used to be funny, until they weren't.

Some old. Some not.

Billy Crystal.

Milton Berle.

Chevy Chase.

Even the PC's own, personal, comedy god, George Carlin, in his last days went from funny to pissed off, cranky old man.

Some will call me a heretic and a blasphemer for this, but...

With the exception of a couple of iconic scenes...

                                                                   "I Love Lucy."

Not funny anymore.

They have passed their expiration dates.

Some years ago, Eddie Murphy skewered expired comics, (when he was still funny.)

                                                                "I'm Gumby, dammit!"

Your Uncle PC guesses that Eddie misses that bit of irony.

Sadly, some comedians die before their expiration date. But, at least, they went out still funny.

Richard Pryor.

Lenny Bruce.

Bill Hicks.

Jonathan Winters.

Your Blog is still mourning the death of his friend...

                                                                     John Pinnette,

Who somehow managed to die at the healthiest point in his life.

Ain't that some shit?

Of course, there are exceptions to the rule...

                                                                        Tim Conway


                                                                      Bob Newhart

... are still going strong and as funny as ever.

Don't believe me?

Send both of them "friend requests" on Facebook.

You can thank me later.

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