the insight pours.
Why is this interview with Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) important?
First, comedy has been experiencing a revolution during the past couple decades with shows (The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, to name a few) that are focused on everyday, relatable circumstances in real-time. And this brand of humor has (and continues to) connect with audiences in lasting fashion.
What do I mean by lasting?
Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development, for example, have endured years-long (yes, plural) hiatuses. And yet, fans return with eagerness and attentive enthusiasm when these shows come back, and not according to any set seasonal schedule. This dedication in fandom, in some part, was the precursor to the Netflix binge-era of staggered, relaxed release dates.
Second, Rainn Wilson’s interview above reminds us of the great humor we can find in seemingly mundane, normal situations. With that comes a charge:
Find comedy wherever you can. On your car ride to work, during lunch, hanging out with friends and family, running errands…
even in the office.