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Most would agree that a good laugh can relieve pent-up stress. Most would also agree that between the virus and all the negative press regarding the election that 2020 has been a stressful year. My question is what happened to all the comedians who could provide laughter relief? At one point, I used to watch Johnny Carson after a long day. Carson was a class act with original material. It wasn’t always funny, but I enjoyed his interaction with his guests. He used the tone of a host at an adult dinner party. He rarely insulted anyone .Occasionally there were some sexual undertones which were all the more humorous because of Carson’s marital problems and famous lawsuits. I was saddened the day he retired. What followed him was a parade of incompetence. Sitcoms are dead because of the lack comedic greats like George Carlin, and Robin Williams are dead. I haven’t seen Steve Martin in ages. Seinfeld dropped out due to political correctness. The original SNL crew have disappeared or are dead. The current crew thinks the fact that Trump got COVID is a joke. That’s called irony, not humor, and it’s sick. To wish someone illness and possible death is warped. Its television I can do without. The only American comedian I enjoy today, and continue to support is Tim Allen. He’s able to produce family-friendly comedy without belittling others. Monty Python legend, John Cleese, believes in the healing power of laughter so much that he’s touring Canada and the United States spreading his humor in these tough times.

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