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Going to Greece from America would be a pretty far walk… xD
Not a short ride either.
Oh boy, there’s some extra context to that idea that it would be wise to impart Jake. The idea of lies being jokes without further explanation could get a smol Modest in trouble when she fails to properly comprehend the nuance.
We’re having the real talks over here. And a bold move to make given that you’re a comedian for your job.
Sooo.. I guess Jake should be more specific, lies are only jokes when it is funny that the person getting lied to believes something crazy but on the other hand no harm is done by the lie.
I thought about it and I guess I was wrong, you are right, basically every joke is a lie. “A man walks into a bar..” usually ends with a story that never happened but it doesn’t require the audience to believe it happened, it just requires them to imagine the situation.
But the part about no harm being done is probably true. 😀
I think there are plenty of examples of jokes not being lies.
“Why did the chicken cross the road?” usually isn’t a lie, for example.
Of course, you can argue that a LOT of humor, maybe even most humor, comes from subverting expectations. Which could be a kind of lying.
Anyway, comic Jake’s assertion is too broad and simple.
A lie is when an untruth is presented as true, in order to deceive. If all those involved know that the story isn’t true but a funny scenario to imagine, or a “just kidding” reveal of a good-natured surprise, then no lie has been perpetrated. It’s the same for all works of fiction. Important distinction.
I understand your distinction and I appreciate the intent but I don’t agree with that definition.
‘A joke is accomplished by understanding a person enough to select for them an appropriate lie.’ (Dina, Dumbing of Age)