Humor is serious, but humor is bad. For humor and can kill, we know. Laugh, but be careful: what if you offend someone’s sacred feelings. Believers will not forgive you for this.
Stand-up artist Alexander Dolgopolov fled Russia. Perhaps, in his jokes, he confused the Fatherland and Your Excellency, but in general, he insulted everyone he could, and on the denunciation of a vigilant citizen they already wanted to take him red-handed (and what did the stand-up artist have?), But did not have time. That’s what humor is.
Humor is different. There is Urgant’s humor … Beware, Orthodox Christians, the joke of this Jew, well, yes, Vanya is a cutie, he will always apologize, tea is not out of malice, but out of the kindness of his soul.
There is KVN humor … Licked, sleek, plastic – none.
There is humor “Comedy Club”. These former kaveenschikov have been in the system for a long time, they are built in for the most part. And what, people earn money, such a job. But they are also talented! Not all, but some. And when no one sees (on TV), they post on YouTube such bright, savory, political crusts, they laugh so coolly at the authorities. But they always know when to say “stop” to themselves, they perfectly understand where the “double line” is.
There is the clever humor of Maxim Galkin, also such oppositional and loyal. Well, really, it is difficult to seriously destroy with laughter the most important Servant of the people (he is not Zelensky, he is different) when you have a six-story castle in the village of Gryazi.
There is the humor of Zhvanetsky, the favorite humor of the unfinished Soviet intelligentsia.
There is the humor of Evgeny Petrosyan. No comment.
There is the humor of “Charlie Hebdo”. Bright memory.
And there are stand adapters. Yes, now they are. It is considered terribly fashionable: I go out alone … and babble whatever my heart desires. It must be funny … It must be. Now they are being called to the box. Those who go and show themselves are at great risk. They discredit the profession.
Then the best stand-up of all times and peoples was Arkady Raikin. And Gennady Khazanov and Yan Arlazorov. But they read other people’s texts, and these, new, their own. Better to be silent. So untalented, so toothless. Who sent you?
But there is a political stand-up. This will never be shown on TV. Danila Poperechny stands on the stage and covers Russian politics with the last words. Only, except for the last words, there is nothing at all, no mind, no fantasy. Only one flat hitting. But the stadium is full of spectators – and everyone laughs. Why are you laughing?
The dumb humor of the Cross is a mirror. Compass, by which you can determine the exit path, request from below. Zhvanetsky with his half-hints, encrypted revelations polished to a shine, are no longer needed by new viewers. They need a mat against the authorities, they are dragged away from it. No taste, no style, no humor – only one stupid mat.
This audience is looking for something that TV is completely devoid of. The blue screen only broadcasts sterile political jokes, tested in all locations. And the authorities laugh, it is easy and pleasant for them. The blue screen creates a great illusion of an indestructible connection between “communists and non-party”, people and government.
In fact, this sticky, made-up life is very fragile. “Come out to the Volga, whose groan is heard?” This world was not invented by us, this world was not invented by me.
A man completely devoid of a sense of humor by the name of Poperechny collects cue balls and sold out houses because of the cowardice of television, because of the fear of big bosses to be funny. And the people themselves, former or potential spectators, run from the box as from a leper. Such cowardice of the mighty of this world causes only anger and hidden protest. A transverse only an excuse, a detail, but if suddenly something goes wrong in Russia, those who do not know how and are afraid to laugh at themselves will be to blame. Bestial seriousness in politics will bring the country to the zugunder.
He’s a monument!
If he’s 60, how old are you? If he could, why couldn’t you? If he’s lucky, why are you …? Because he is Parfenov.
You have to build yourself up in such a way that you can enter the pocket precisely, subtly, stylishly! According to Senka and a hat, a uniform according to his height. He made himself, like a simple self-made man. He owes nothing to anyone, he is walking by himself, not leaning against anyone except wine sponsors, but this is already so, a harsh feature of our time.
He alone did so much on TV that he could easily found a channel named after himself, his beloved, and twist and twist his masterpieces endlessly and without edge. Well, against the background of the current television emptiness, any Parfenov’s film, any of his “The other days” seem to be unconquered Everest, and he himself is Gulliver.
He understood better than anyone all the power and possibilities of television, the magic of pictures, a special unique voice-over text and, again, himself, a beacon on the screen. All this is waving hands, shagistika is just a form, a synonym for movement, light breathing, tempo rhythm. For Parfenov, the whole point is in strength and harmony, it is through such a magical combination, mixed, synthesis that meaning is transmitted. He has nothing edifying, mentoring, no “do as I do.” Whoever wants and can do it, here is Pivovarov, for example, a Parfenov clone. But go again and again.
Parfenov always subtly checks his public manifestation: there should not be too much of it, there should never be too little of it. His speech at the only Listyev Prize (the only one just because of this speech) has already become historical, exemplary and extremely worthy. I ask you to revise the work of this Master, get incredible pleasure.
… It turned out to be some kind of eulogy, even an epitaph. But alive, alive, you know!
He escaped the TV and did the right thing. Why does Parfenov need TV, why does Parfenov’s TV? Go to YouTube and you will see a miracle there. I’m not exaggerating: the sequel to “The other day 1946-1960.” – the highest level.
Parfenov is Forev, that’s all.
See also: Comedian Dolgopolov explained the departure from Russia