Jon Dore - Best Medicine

  • Season 14 , Ep 10
  • 01/11/2010
  • Views: 19,688

Studies prove that people who laugh a lot actually live longer than people with terminal cancer. (3:11)

THAT'S ABOUT RIGHT.THAT'S ABOUT RIGHT.

I AM SO HAPPY TO BE BACKIN NORTH AMERICA,

BECAUSE I JUST GOT BACKFROM AFGHANISTAN,

WHERE I WAS ENTERTAININGTHE TROOPS, SO...

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

AGAIN --

OH, PLEASE.

OH.

I WAS PERFORMINGFOR THE TALIBAN.

I TELL YOU -- I...

I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY.I REALLY WILL.

I BLEW THE ROOF OFF THE PLACE.

SOMEONE DID.

THANK YOU FOR LAUGHING TONIGHT.I APPRECIATE IT.

BECAUSE LAUGHTERIS THE BEST MEDICINE.

IT REALLY IS.AND I'M NOT MAKING THAT UP.

THEY'VE DONE STUDIES THAT PROVEPEOPLE WHO LAUGH A LOT --

THEY ACTUALLY LIVE LONGER

THAN PEOPLEWITH TERMINAL CANCER.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

SCIENCE.

GROWING UP, WE NAMEDOUR FAMILY DOG AFTER MY DAD.

OUR DOG'S NAME WAS "DAD."

AND THAT GOT CONFUSING,AS YOU CAN PROBABLY IMAGINE.

LIKE, ONE TIMEAT A FAMILY GATHERING,

"DAD" CRAPPED ON THE CARPET.

I WASN'T THERE TO SEE IT HAPPEN.I WAS OUT WALKING THE DOG.

BUT...RUINED MOTHER'S DAY.

MOTHER IS OUR CAT.

[ Singsong voice ]AND NOW THIS JOKE IS STUPIDERTHAN IT WAS WHEN IT STARTED.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ SIGHS ]

BUT IT'S OKAY TO BE SILLY,RIGHT?

YEAH.

NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

PROBABLY HARD TO TAKESOMEONE SERIOUSLY

WHEN THEY'RE SWINGING THEIR LEGSLIKE THIS, EH?

LIKE, IF HITLER GAVE A SPEECHLIKE THIS, YOU KNOW?

THERE'D BE NO HOLOCAUST, RIGHT?

BUT THAT WASN'T THE CASE,WAS IT?

[ LAUGHTER ]

HITLER WASA VERY INFLUENTIAL SPEAKER.

IMAGINE FOR A MOMENTYOU ARE THE GERMAN PEOPLE,

AND YOU'VE GATHERED TO SEEHITLER IN CONCERT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND HE STEPS UP TO THE MIKEAND HE HAILS AND YOU HAIL BACK.

AND THEN HE BEGINS.

[ Asian accent ]THE NAZI PARTY --

THE BEST PARTYFOR THE GERMAN PEOPLE.

YOU NEED SUPPORT NATIONALSOCIALISM FOR LONG TIME.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I'M NOT VERY GOOD WITH ACCENTS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

DAMN IT!

COMEDY IS HARD.IT'S VERY HARD.

LIKE, I'VE BEEN TRYINGTO WRITE A JOKE

ABOUT HOW HARD IT WOULD BETO HIDE FROM THE NAZIS

IF I HAD JUST EATENMEXICAN FOOD, RIGHT?

LOUD.

AND I KNOW I WANTTHE PUNCH LINE TO BE,

"THE DIARRHEA OF ANNE FRANK,"BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

I CAN TELL THAT JOKE, OKAY?

MY GRANDFATHER AVOIDEDTHE HOLOCAUST

WITH HIS ABILITY TO HIDE...

AND BY NOT BEING JEWISH...

AND BY LIVING IN CANADAHIS ENTIRE LIFE.

ALL ABOUT STRATEGY.

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