Clean Comedy Day is observed annually on April 28 and honours excellent, clean humour. Even though comedy can be a vehicle for the subversive, filth is not always necessary for it to be amusing. In fact, the more you can do without resorting to shock value and crudeness, the simpler it will be for everyone to understand your jokes. This more family-friendly form of amusement is celebrated on Clean Comedy Day by keeping it clean so that everyone can participate in the laughter.
The background of Clean Comedy Day
Clean Comedy Day was established in 1995 by the Comedy Barn Theatre in Tennessee, which focuses on putting on shows that adults and children can appreciate. Racially insensitive humour is not for everyone, especially not for minors. The primary advantage of clean comedy is its ability to reach a broader audience. This will cultivate a greater appreciation for the art of comedy, particularly among those who have been turned off by the rise of profane humour and humorists in the modern era.
In other words, a more diverse group of admirers will anticipate your next performance. In the past, legendary comedians have discussed the benefits of pure comedy. Bob Newhart once stated that achieving chuckles with clean material is a challenge that gives him a sense of accomplishment and validation as a comedian when he succeeds. In the meantime, David Brenner criticised comedians who overuse profanity in their material, stating that it is solely “an attempt to sell weak jokes.”
Thus, the key to excellent comedy lies not in its shock value, but in the quality of the jokes’ writing and the performer’s wit and timing. Historiographically, authors such as Aristophanes and William Shakespeare composed witticisms that have proved to be timeless. To commemorate Clean Comedy Day, tens of thousands of venues around the globe host clean comedy events and competitions that challenge comedians to eschew blue quips in favour of more wholesome and expansive material. The purpose of the day is to demonstrate that comedy can be amusing without the use of profanity, innuendo, or edginess.
CLEAN COMEDY DAY ACTIVITIES
Take your children out for an evening of laughter.
On Clean Comedy Day, you do not have to fear about your children being exposed to offensive language or inappropriate themes. Take your family to a clean comedy show at a local club that has consented to participate. What could be better than a night full of laughter for everyone?
Listen to the wit of the ages
There have been numerous comedians in recent history whose careers have been built on pure humour. Enjoy some videos, podcasts, or audio recordings featuring benign characters such as Jim Gaffigan, Bob Hope, Sinbad, and Jerry Seinfeld.
Make your own way
Everyone is born with a sense of humour. Tell your friends and family some (clean) quips and unleash your inner clown.
5 CLEANSONES FROM YOUR FAVOURITE COMEDIANS
“Why do they call it ‘rush hour’ when nobody is moving?” The actor Robin Williams
“Time travels as fast as an arrow. Fruit travels like a banana.” Groucho Marx –
It’s remarkable that each day’s worth of global news fits perfectly into a single newspaper. – Jerry Seinfeld
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” The actress Lily Tomlin
“Hard work pays off in the future, but laziness now.” Stephen Wright
CLEAN COMEDY DAY DATES