This is Entheogen. Talk about tools for generating the divine within.
Today is April 3rd, 2016 and we’re talking about Entheogenic Comedy.
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We’re delighted to be talking with Matteson Perry, writer and performer based in Los Angeles.
We start with a quote from Bill Hicks.
Matteson has a humorous memoir coming out on May 24.
- Comedy as an Entheogen
- Laughter is an involuntary response, requires no thought.
- Some people are just funny. Even just adjusting a mic stand.
- Andrew Dice Clay
- Jerry Seinfeld’s theory of comedy: getting an audience to laugh at joke is like getting them to jump across a ditch
- George Carlin
- Steven Wright a.k.a. Bucky Goldstein
- Mitch Hedberg: “I used to do drugs…. I still do, I used to too.”
- Jon Stewart, carrier of Carlin’s torch
- Missed satire: the Steven Colbert effect.
- Comedy is tragedy avoided; or, comedy = tragedy + time
- Storytelling as quasi therapy
- Lincoln jokes vs. JFK jokes
- When you laugh so hard you cry
- The Psychedelic Yawn can yield entheogenic tears, discussed in episode 025: Psychedelic Medicine Trials with Participant Kirk Rutter.
- “Kids” movies: entheogens for everyone!
- In Living Color, Kevin’s “gateway drug” into Entheogenic Comedy.
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective