I have this love affair with comedy. Sitcoms. Stand-ups. Improvs. Musicals. Even critics-prone romcoms. But definitely not low-budget Indonesian anyhow whatever movies. You don't need certain mood to watch comedy, high or low, it'll always leave you feeling better. But no matter how effortless it seems, writing comedy is difficult. It takes so much thinking (and talent - this is RARE therefore sooo precious) to generate laughter. You need the out-of-the-box intelligence to fabricate stupidity, the entertaining ones.
The challenge for anyone whose job is to create is always about having to come up with something new. It can only get harder, as time goes by and informations spread around faster and wider, you can't use an idea twice, tho we can always twist or modify.
But, a joke told twice isn't funny anymore. This is a whole new level of difficulty. Ah I just admire those twisted minds even more.
I have 3 favorite sitcoms so far: Friends (the one I grew up with), Community (simply the most hilarious EVER), and HIMYM (the one that is close to my heart). Every sentimental overthinker would agree with me on the last one. It doesn't only make you laugh. It makes you FEEL. That kind of FEEL that cuts your heart softly and slowly. So I was wrong, comedy doesn't always leave you feeling better.
Anyway, remember this masterpiece? Anyone?