To laugh is to live your life with a pinch of insanity in a mundane world.
There is a lot of theories how and what we find funny. We have the classic of slapstick but something that isn’t as appreciated as it once was years ago. It’s childish for sure, but it’s still in existence. The pleasure in the pain and misfortune of others.
There’s that theory you probably encountered in your own self-study of the writing arts — what is a comedy but tragedy plus time.
I love comedy. I love humour. I have my own limitations and I have my own set weapons I tend to lean on a daily basis. But there’s nothing as powerful as the prepared mind to be unprepared and loose and ruthless in the search for the perfect full circle.
There’s nothing like the completed circle. The sense of a closed loop that brings the whole conversation or story altogether in a neat little bow. And to do that requires the technique called the callback. And for me, the ability to generate a laugh through this method is the greatest satisfaction.