Or – “Dying Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard… And They’ve Tried One Already.”
Okay, that’s probably not fair. After all, comedy is difficult, and many writers who have a good grasp of dialogue, story, and character can’t be funny. Heck, even the writers who are PROVEN funny (guys like Dan Slott, Kurt Busiek, even Joss Whedon) aren’t 100% universally hilarious. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the often-imitated, never-duplicated concept known as “The Funny” is trapped somewhere between the lens and the retina of the beholder, forever entombed in eye goop. Why do you think they call it “Vitreous HUMOUR?” Contrary to my snarkiness, nobody deserves to die for participating in this issue. But, can I actually say that it’s good?