Teenage humour is unlike adult humour. Teenagers laugh at Toilet humour while adults laugh at Civilized humour. Therefore considering that teenagers laugh at the opposite of what adults do, we need to define the reasons why teenage and adult humour is so different.
I believe that teenage humour is sex oriented. I took a survey of ten teenagers to see what they believed was humorous. Trisha Lindsay believes that embarrassing moments are hilarious. Dustin Lockhart, Nadia Korfitsen, David Webster, Rick Fawcus, Kristi Webster, and myself believe that sex or sexual suggestions are humorous. Renita Manj and Ashlee Green believe that people who act idiotically or hurt themselves on a regular basis are hilarious. I believe that from this survey I have proved to you that most teenagers believe that sexual suggestions are the most funny in our generation.
The television programs that most teenagers watch are The Simpsons, Friends, and That 70s show. The Simpsons is a program that is aired on Fox and it is a cartoon. The Simpsons is about a middle-aged man named Homer. He is a dumb-founded idiot that works at a nuclear power plant. We laugh at him because he makes so many mistakes even if they are the easiest task. Bart is a ten year old kid who gets into trouble more then once a day. He gets into trouble at school and even when he is walking down the street to go home. He is like an average ten year old kid that likes to get into mischief. Bart is just a trouble maker that doesnt know when to behave himself. His sister Lisa is a straight A student that is on the Honour Roll, and plays the saxophone in the school Band. Every little girl would like to be Lisa because she is very mature for an eight year old. Marge is the mother of both Bart and Lisa. She is a homemaker and isnt very funny. Bart and Homer are the prime targets for funniness in this series.
That 70s show is the second example of a television show that teenagers find amusing. Adults find this amusing as well because they can relate to the subject. This show is about the 70s obviously. It is how our parents use to be. I believe this is one reason why teenagers find this television show amusing. The cast of the 70s show involves Kitty and Red who are Erics parents. Donna is Erics girlfriend, and Fez is a foreign student which is hilarious because he cant even speak properly. The clothes and the hair explain it all. When we look back on our parents we see bell-bottom pants, and disco days. I believe that we laugh at this because it was how our parents once were.
The other television program that I chose is Friends. Phoebe is a masseuse who is really dense and nave. Joey is a struggling, Italian actor who believes that one day he will make the big times because he is good looking. He hits on every female that passes him by. Ross is a palaeontologist who was once married to Lesbian who gave birth to his son. Rachel works at Ralph Lauren and she is a prissy girl who gets lots of mens attention. Monica is a chef who is a neat freak. She is married to Chandler the computer wiz. Chandlers dad is a drag queen who works in Las Vegas. Chandlers mom writes very sexual romance novels. This show is funny because you wouldnt think that these people could be such good friends.
I chose magazines, another example to show what teenagers laugh at. Usually in magazines, it
has people write in and share their most embarrassing moments. I chose this article because it is about sex and teenagers laugh at this kind of humour.
My sweetie and I were getting busy when my guy reached for the handcuffs. I kept them in my night table for such occasion. He had me attached to my headboard, naked as a jaybird, when we heard a loud crash in the next room. A burglar, thinking that nobody was home, had broken in through the window and my boyfriend leaped out of bed to chase him away, we have a security system, so the cops were there in no time. I guess the commotion made my guy forget what we were doing because the cops all came into my room, where I was still locked in my queen-size prison, shrieking at him to let me out.
I believe that this is funny because many people now-a-days are or about to have sex. If this was to ever happen to us we would be embarrassed at first but we would think that it would be hilarious afterwards.
Teenagers laugh at sex. It is the prime topic in my essay.
I also took a survey of six adults. Debbie Fawcus, Eric Fawcus, Nevel Fawcus, Dorothy Osborne, and Harvey Osborne believe that politics are humorous. When Monica Lewinsky and the President had an affair, everyone thought that it was funny. This is sex-oriented in a parental sort-of-way.
Adults humour grows from when they are little to how they are now. Everybody laughs at things that are oriented into our lifestyle. Adults laugh at things that are oriented into their lifestyles. Adults are born in the 50s and 60s while we were born in the 80s. Things change. The clothes, the hair, and the makeup that we wear, are all oriented into our lifestyle. We all have our own lifestyles and that is what makes each of us have own comedy. Some people may see things that are incredibly funny to them but may not be funny to the viewers.
Adults have their own style and teenagers have theirs. I believed that I have proved that teenage humour is sex orientated by every aspect; magazines, surveys, and opinions.