SO LONG, FAREWELL
Well, today Don McLean can finally write a song about me because it is the day the 'laughter' has died, folks. I've been told from a young age that I have a strange and loud laugh. When something really cracked me up in highschool my girlfriend would call "it" my "psycho-laugh."
I would argue that it's hereditary because people have said, and I can testify to this, that my lovely Mother has one of the craziest laughs in West Texas. [Insert segment of Mom cracking up.] [Nevermind, she's too shy apparently.]
WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF
"A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing." - Herman Melville
I DISAGREE WITH HERMAN & HIS MOBY DICK
Like any well read college dropout, I appreciate Herman Melville, but I've had a lot of time to realize that maybe my mighty laugh is TOO much of a BAD thing.
I love laughing. Let me repeat that. I LOVE laughing. It is the single greatest joy of my life and it's the reason I became a standup comic in the first place. After working in a busy and depressing emergency department for several years I realized that laughing was all I wanted to do, so I sought out other people who wanted to laugh.
But, throughout the years, listeners have commented, complained, and plain ol' roasted me for having a loud and obnoxious laugh. Just so everyone knows, ugh, I'm aware of this BUT... it doesn't matter because I can't do anything about it, yo!
Or can I? Since I've been hired, I've developed the habit of listening to the Buzz Adams Morning Show podcast everyday, and you know what I noticed? My laugh IS ANNOYING & more importantly DISTRACTING!
If somebody was out in public and came up to me and asked me to keep my laughter down I might say something rude in response. But as a listener of a radio program who's enjoying a show based on the theater of the mind, I now see how my piercing exaggerated-sounding laugh could take you out of it.
What I'm saying to your dear El Paso listeners is that I too am a listener, and not only have I listened to YOU but now I've listened to MYSELF! In the future, I will cut off all loud and unnecessary laughter. I will be conscious of how cringe I'm being, and... I'll probably still laugh weird.
My APOLOGIES in advance.