Humor is a part of life that every person should have. Laughter and a smile bring joy, and this is an effective cure for blues and bad mood. Showman and actor Nikolai Lukinskiy told the correspondent FAN about the importance of humor in human life.
According to the artist, humor is more than just a cure for the blues.
“In general, humor is an art and it is no coincidence. It is clear that we are talking about stage, theatrical, cinematic, pop or literary humor. Thanks to art, we not only get pleasure, we relax a lot. When a person laughs, he relaxes, this is very important in life. In difficult periods, they say that “there is no time for humor,” but in some places it is simply necessary, ”the humorist emphasized.
Lukinsky recommends looking at all life’s problems through the prism of humor.
“From personal experience, I’ll say that when you look at a problem with a healthy dose of humor, you understand that life goes on and it doesn’t end there,” commented a participant in the Full House program.
The comedian shared his story, which happened to him in his youth. If not for the humorist’s optimistic mood, the problem could be much more serious.
“In the 1990s, I just started working at the Leon Izmailov Theater. I came to Moscow to take part in the concert, but I lived in Smolensk myself. I had to urgently exchange rubles for dollars in Moscow before the concert. In Smolensk at that time it was impossible to do. I was told that you can exchange it near the Bolshoi Theatre. I quickly took the metro to Teatralnaya, went to the theater, and had to buy 500 dollars. I buy these 500 dollars, well, it turned out that I was deceived. They threw everything. These crooks immediately retreated, fled, intimidated me with the police and that’s it. I was left without money, without currency, and now I have to go to the concert. Well, I came there, terribly upset. I went on stage, took part in the concert, the audience laughs, and I threw it all off myself. I think, okay, it’s just money. It helped me to communicate with my colleagues, communicate with the audience and my optimistic outlook on life, ”commented the comedian.
The theater and film actor believes that humor should have boundaries. For example, Lukinsky does not like jokes on a religious theme, since he is a believer. The comedian shared a method for selecting good jokes from bad ones. He said that every time he comes up with a joke, he imagines that he is telling it at a meal with the priests. If such humor is appropriate in the church, then the joke will succeed and it does not violate the boundaries. The artist noted that jokes about nationality are also not allowed.
The showman emphasized the importance of higher theater education in humor. According to him, acting education makes a comedian more charismatic and more self-confident. However, one specialized education will not go far. As Lukinsky noted, a good sense of humor is a gift from God.
Beginning comedians, according to the artist, most often choose the wrong format for presenting humor. If the humorist starts to joke “below the belt” and delve further into bad jokes, then the performance will be a failure. According to Lukinsky, the audience will not laugh from laughter, but rather from awkwardness and embarrassment.