What do you get in New Jersey when you cross a Palestinian, Muslim woman with Cerebral Palsy?
It’s National “She’s Funny That Way” Day and we are celebrating female comedians!
For those of you who don’t know, let me introduce Maysoon Zayid. I heard her on the radio this past Sunday and she was hilarious! I truly encourage you to listen to the entire video. She was giving an interview on NPR radio and I couldn’t stop laughing.
My favorite female comedian is Whoopi Goldberg, so, shout out to Whoopi! She is so funny, humble, witty, and unapologetically her imperfect self. You don’t have to agree, but I love almost everything about Whoopi! I also want to celebrate historians like Jackie “Moms” Mabley, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and Lucille Ball. There are so many female comedians who have broken barriers, crossed boundaries and transformed the standards of comedy. I love to laugh, so I’m all for having a comedy night party to celebrate our queens of laughter.
Today, I encourage you to look for new, not necessarily young, but, new comedians. Search for those who haven’t made it mainstream, but those who are still working and most importantly are funny! Laughter is a great gift and being able to use humor to create change is even better. To me, comedy is like music, laughter, like music, can reach anyone and open our minds to embrace different points of view. Sure there are different types of humor, but I’ve never met anyone who said, “I hate to laugh.” Well, I saw this one interview that claimed Kim Kardashian said she was scared of creating permanent laugh lines on her face. I don’t know if it is true. I didn’t do any research because I thought true or false, it’s stupid and her issue. Look, there’s Botox and also, who cares.
Take a risk, have a laugh, and HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!
What Queens of Laughter do you want to recognize today?
Let me know in the comments below.