It's weekend assignment time again and one of my suggestions was picked. Greatness is thrust upon me, what can I say? So, who's the funniest person you know? A person from your real life, not a comedian or an actor. Unless, as Scalzi points out, you actually KNOW a comedian or actor who's funny.
Currently some of the funniest people I know have journals on AOL or Blogger. You can find them scattered all over my OTHER JOURNALS area. Just discovering them would make it worth your while to click on some of the links.
But they aren't real in the sense that I actually spend time with them face to face. So sorry, Remo, Anna, Root, Dr. Guy, Chris, Bosox, Mary et al, love ya, but from a distance.
I've known very funny people. Dated them. Worked with them. Roomed with them in college. Watched them go on to have careers writing for funny shows. Met them when they married my friends. Or grew up as the children of friends. But most of the big laughs these days come from one of my brothers, whose daughter, [see picture to prove the point] didn't fall too far from the tree.
Dave is a Jonathon Swift for the 21st century. Biting, ironic satire is his forte. But he can do slapstick. All the pee in your pants funny stuff gets pulled out of his bag. And, as you can see, it runs in the family.