Bill Cosby on the limits of comedy

“I don’t mind beating people over the head, actually, when it comes to a room full of people where they just don’t wake up. Apathy is something I believe, after awhile, you have to yell.”

Gene: There are situations when laughter or TV shows can’t do enough?

Bill: I think that laughter raises the spirit, puts out fantastic hormonal, very positive changes for the heart, for the organs, etc. I think it’s medicine. However, I also think that it depends on how and what causes the laughter. For instance, let’s say you just want to laugh because somebody walked and slipped and fell. Well, people laugh but that laughter is not something that will help someone to look down or be careful where they walk.

About genemyers

Gene Myers is a New Jersey poet, music journalist and columnist who learned to walk twice. His weekly column is called The Joy of Life. He was awarded first place in Arts and Entertainment Writing by The New Jersey Press Association.
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