Finding things to smile about is hard to do when there's a rage-war going on, but—Guess what?—it's entirely possible if you know where to look. Below are five compelling reasons to stop engaging with negativity and enjoy your day.
First up: Big Train, a British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations. In this scene, Simon Pegg teaches a young boy how to ride a bike. Spoiler: there are multiple injuries and loads of graphic violence, but none of it's real, so get over it.
Next up is an eight-minute skit from Air Afrikaans, a fictional South African leisure airline, seen in the TV short series Beehive. This video goes beyond being politically incorrect, but if you can move past the insults and stereotypes, it is sure to please.
One of my new favorites is the Baroness von Sketch Show; an all-female Canadian sketch comedy troupe focused on the awkward experiences of middle-aged women. Their skits are hysterical and relatable, especially if you're part of the over 40 Club. In the episode, Half of a Half, the group captures what it's like for older women to have their cake and eat it.
Another humorous clip you may have missed comes straight to us from Alternatino--a show that follows Arturo Castro as he attempts to navigate life as a modern Latino man—on Comedy Central. In this scene, we see what happens when a crime boss translator isn't quite up to the challenge.
Last, but far from least, is a short comedy by Greg Glienna, creator of Meet the Parents, that tracks the fear and panic of stepping into "The Elevator" and realizing you could die.
Now that you've had a small sampling of humor to get the day started, do yourself a favor and avoid going back to the regularly scheduled bullshit on social media.
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