Comedy is medicine

laughing

Cry. Til they find their pain and their beauty.

WATERS: We have the choice. We can say something or we can say nothing. Not everything true is funny, and not everything funny is true. Most comics feed prejudice and fear and blinkered vision, but the best ones, the comedians… illuminate them, make them clearer to see, easier to deal with. We’ve got to make people laugh…
(Pointing at GED.)

GED: Til they cry.

WATERS: Cry. Til they find their pain and their beauty. Comedy is medicine. Not coloured sweeties to rot the teeth with.

by Trevor Griffiths (born 4 April 1935)
from Comedians: a play in three acts (1976)
Act I
image – Carl Johan

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