Alain De Botton Analysis

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Alain De Botton claims that the chief aim of humorists is not trying to entertain anybody, but instead to convey with impunity messages that might be dangerous or impossible to state directly. Alain´s claim is completely absurd and is wrong for many reasons, cartoons, comedians, shows and acts have been around forever if they were meant to cause harm in any way then in this day and age they would be shut down by now. The game show host of home Family Feud, Steve Harvey, is a comedian and would never cause anyone harm. Alain does make a good point however, it is easy to understand why one would think that chief humorists are trying to target a select few either throughout a show or act. Botton is claiming that the chief aim of humorists…show more content…
Some of the best ways to hurry up the time is to listen to a hilarious comedian. Kevin Hart is the nation’s most well known comedian today. Even though Botton claims that chief humorists aren’t trying to entertain, Kevin Hart repeatedly states throughout his acts that he is an “entertainer”. Almost every show Kevin says “That’s what I do people, I am an entertainer”. Hart says this so he knows that his crowd feels as if he is just trying to be an entertainer and portray himself as a discriminator or a “bad guy” . He would not want to cause anybody harm from his act, but instead to lose himself in the funny jokes and get their mind off of whatever is bothering them. Another comedian, known as Eddie Murphy, has been known to make fun of his crowd throughout his act. Some people may claim that Eddie Murphy’s main purpose is not to entertain the crowd but instead to convey messages. The crowd knows as well as the general population that he is not intending to single anybody and bring them down. Usually, when he makes fun of his crowd he creates a more generalized group of people throughout his act. An example being “all the white people please stand up” and will continue on with his joke and on to the next race in his…show more content…
Steve Harvey is the host of Family Feud. Family Feud is a game show where two families rival each other in a game first to 300 points win, you get points by answering the question correctly. Steve was not always the host, but his humor and jokes make the show a lot more interesting. Before Harvey was the host of the game there was a host named Alex who was no near as entertaining as Harvey was. The show gained new fans and much more popularity after the new change. If Steve Harvey does not conduct these jokes then the tv company does not make as much money due to the lack of people being involved and watching the show. Both, the company and Steve Harvey would not want this to happen. It would therefore make no sense to tune into a television show if it is causing you or others harm
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