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Laughing matters

June 01, 2008

Reading Paul Brownfield's "Seeing Whose Laughs Last" [May 25], I was initially intrigued by what appeared to be a critique of comedians and their films' shelf life. However, I was frustrated that he failed to provide any cohesive realization to his opening statement.

First, Jimmy Fallon has no reasonable place in any aspect of this comparison. Second, to suggest Mike Myers has some comedic "class" is to suggest that his work is that of a "craftsman." His resume suggests otherwise, much like Adam Sandler's.

These men are jesters by trade. In fact, the only true craftsman Brownfield references is Chaplin, and his inclusion wasn't even relevant to Brownfield's point.

A comedian's gig is to make people laugh. It really doesn't matter how they reach that goal, at least not in terms of Hollywood summer comedies.

Royce D'Orazio

Beverly Hills

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