Lewis Black - Surviving

  • Season 6 , Ep 1
  • 04/21/2002
  • Views: 10,415

People deal with trauma differently. (1:50)

IF I LEARNED ANYTHING FROM

SEPTEMBER 11th, IT WAS THAT

I SURVIVED TRAUMA THROUGH

MY SENSE OF HUMOR,

THAT'S HOW I DEAL WITH IT.

THAT'S HOW IT WORKS FOR ME.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LUCKY

BECAUSE THEY HAVE RELIGION, BUT

I HAD A DRADLE SO THAT WAS OUT.

(LAUGHTER)

THEN OF COURSE THERE'S

PATRIOTISM.

WHICH I THINK IS GOOD

IN A LOT OF WAYS EXCEPT FOR A

THREE AN HALF HOUR CHUNK BEFORE

THE SUPER BOWL!

(LAUGHTER)

BUT PATRIOTISM AND RELIGION ARE

ONLY GOOD AND ONLY IN BALANCE

WHEN THEY HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR

AND WHEN THEY DON'T,

THINGS GO AWRY.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT OUR

ENEMY.

THAT'S A GROUP THAT DOES NOT

HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR.

THAT'S A GROUP THAT IS JUST

SNAPPED.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU DON'T LAUGH.

YOU GET ALL WOUND UP IN WHAT

YOU'RE BELIEVING IN AND NOBODY'S

GOING HA-HA, AND YOU'RE SCREWED.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

BUT YOU CAN'T DENY THE FAITH

OF THESE PEOPLE THAT WE FIGHT,

IT'S ABSOLUTE.

THEY BELIEVE THAT IF THEY KILL

THEMSELVES, THEY WILL BE MET

IN HEAVEN BY SEVENTY SOME ODD

VIRGINS.

IMAGINE THAT KIND OF FAITH,

TO THINK THAT THAT WOULD HAPPEN.

WHEN I HAVEN'T MET ONE ON EARTH!

YOU GUYS, I ADORE YOU.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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