When you’re not watching the news, you’re watching humor grafics!
In his new book, “The Humor: The Definitive Guide to Humor and Humor Fandom,” comedian-actor/director of Funny Or Die, Joe Manganiello, shares the tips and tricks of being funny at the intersection of culture, pop culture, and pop culture.
Manganiello talks about how his show, “Joe Manganiellis Show,” came about, how he started as a comedian, and his love of humor and pop-culture.
He talks about his childhood, growing up in Mexico, his relationship with his father, and how he got into comedy.
MEGANEYELLI: There’s a certain thing in my background that I think helps me understand humor and humor culture.
And that is that when I’m not watching it, I’m watching comedy grafic.
When I was growing up, I was always interested in pop culture and pop music.
And I think that was the only place that I could see my interest in it, that I was not interested in, and that’s how I got into it.
I always loved the pop culture aspect of it.
MELZ: When you first started your show, did you have any preconceived notions about what kind of humor you wanted to do?
MEGONAGIANELLI : I didn’t really think of myself as a comedic actor.
I was just really into being funny, I guess, and I thought that if I could just kind of laugh at something, that would be that much more.
MIG: But you were very funny as a child, and you really enjoyed it when you were on the playground?
MEL: Yes, because I was the kid who would just jump up and down and do all sorts of weird things.
M: But in high school, you did have a few very, very serious situations.
MEGA: Oh, I remember being bullied in school, but I never got into that because it was just my imagination.
And then when I got older, I started to understand that bullying and harassment are just as bad as anything else.
MAGANEYLLI: [laughs] You know, that’s when I realized that it wasn’t just my fault.
MULBERRY: Well, I think I can see where you are coming from.
MOGAN: It’s very hard to understand why it was funny.
MULTIPLE MEGONS: The only reason I feel comfortable doing what I’m doing is because I don’t have to go out and go to the mall and shop.
I don’ t have to wear a tuxedo.
MOMER: But, yeah, if you want to be funny, you have to have that one big thing that you can just do that you’re really comfortable with and that you don’t think about.
MMG: That’s right.
That’s why I think it’s important to look at comedy as an art form, and as an entertainment medium.
It’s really important to not be afraid of that.
MICHEL: [Laughs] Yeah, yeah.
I think there’s something really interesting in that.
And what’s really interesting about comedy is that it can be used in any genre.
And so, I love it when I can put on my costume and just be a funny person.
MANGAN: There are certain things that you learn that are funny, but they’re not really funny.
And those are the ones that you kind of have to learn to get away from and just have fun with.
M.A.S.H. MUTANT CHIP: I like that the show is very, really funny, and the humor is always there.
MALAZO: You know what?
The humor of a person that is in the middle of a life crisis is really hard to do.
And sometimes, it’s really hard for a comedy person to be a joke.
MULLER: It doesn’t feel like you’re just getting into a movie, it feels like you have a movie in front of you.
MGA: You don’t know where you’re going.
You’re kind of like a kid in a movie theater, which is really weird.
MIMAN: I think you’re saying that you know what you’re doing.
MATT: You’re not in a film studio.
MUMBERLY: You get to be like, ‘I’m going to be in this movie.’
MEGYLLI : It’s not like you know where it’s going to end.
MACH: And it’s not the kind of movie that’s just gonna be like ‘Oh, well, there’s going a sequel.’
M: It just doesn’t have that.
You just kind and have fun.
MUGO: I just think the humor in your work is really important. MGL: It is