Comedy: An Opiate for the Masses

Some say religion is an opiate for the masses, there to soothe our woes and travails. Comedy does this too.

My dad and I watched Saturday Night Live together when I was growing up. I know how much he liked watching humor, including other comedies like The Bob Newhart Show and I Love Lucy.

I continue to watch Saturday Night Live, not only cuz it’s entertaining and gets me out of my head, and I myself have always aspired to be a comedienne, but also because when I watch it, I feel my dad’s presence. He’s been gone for 16 years, but whenever I need a good laugh, I’m grateful Saturday Night Live is still there— connecting me to my roots and connecting me to dad.

After attending comedy event a few weeks back

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