How can a humor writer bleed?

How can a humor writer bleed? –@idiotlaureate

The only thing humor writers do as bleed. Bleeding is about sharing a situation that we can all relate to: usually disgusting, embarassing, and humiliating, and finding the truth in it. Some examples from some of the funniest people around:

Sarah Silverman’s book: “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee”  (right in the title)

Paul Feig’s book: “Superstud: Or how I Became a 24 Year Old Virgin” (Feig is director and writer of the show “Freaks and Geeks” and has directed many funny movies)

Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s book: “Sleepwalk with me: and other painfully true stories”

David Cross (“Arrested Development”, “Mr. Show”)’s book: “I Drink for a Reason”

JIm Norton (super comedian): “Happy Endings: Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilc”

Artie Lange: “Too Fat to Fish”

And so on (I also recommend Ellen Degeneres’s three books and Judd Apatow’s collection of stories he found funny).

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