Can Good Clean Fun Really Work?

A lot of the comedians around nowadays feel pressurized to be the funniest act out there and some are turning to vulgarities and shock tactics in order to get a few extra laughs. Humor today is getting more and more controversial as comedians find new ways to shock a laugh out of the audience and many comedy shows are no longer family-friendly occasions.
A lot of the older comedy acts such as Morecambe and Wise and Charlie Chaplin never used bad language or vulgarities, instead they focused on quick wit and physical slapstick comedy. These comedy acts didn't need to rely on black comedy or abusing the audience in order to get laughs, they were just funny. So is it a sign of our times then that many of our modern comedians rely so heavily on risqué material? Maybe not, as there still exists a breed of comedians considered "clean" and that are funny and successful.
Comedy doesn't have to be offensive to be funny like a lot of today's comedy shows; a story can be just as funny without using expletives. A lot of the comedians that promote clean comedy use anecdotal comedy to make their audiences laugh and get great results. Sometimes in life the most mundane things can be funny and it is up to the comedian to recognize this and make it funny. Comedy is all about recognition and once you have established some sort of common ground with an audience then it is easy to make them laugh without relying on risqué material.
Smutty or controversial comedy can sometimes exclude a large group of people who don't agree with foul language, whereas clean comedy can be enjoyed by a whole host of people. From the young to the old, good clean fun can appeal to almost anyone and is suitable for a wide range of occasions. If you want to spice up your convention or awards evening, then a clean comedian is the perfect addition. Clean comedy has a place at corporate events, family parties and even church fundraisers, so why not introduce a little fun into your next big function with a comedian!
Clean comedy is often overlooked as something that is not as funny as other forms of comedy but this simply isn't true. Sure, it's different but that isn't to say it isn't any less funny. Many people enjoy clean comedy but it does need to be marketed properly in order to get the right kind of audience through the doors. Clean comedy can be incredibly rewarding and beneficial for any event if promoted properly. Another popular misconception of clean comedy is that it is always religion based. This isn't always true; many clean comedians never even mention god or religion. Some acts do but not in a way that attempts to force you to change your religious beliefs, instead they merely presenting a difference point of view within an informal environment.
Clean comedy really can bring people together and get them having a good time. Parents, children and even grandparents can all get involved in clean comedy and enjoy themselves. As a parent you won't have to worry about any inappropriate material or language as the entertainment will be completely family friendly.

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