It’s Wednesday, my dudes! AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! That means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday! This week’s topic is in honor of April Fool’s Day (albeit a few days late) and is about your top five favorite jokesters, pranksters, and funny characters. As someone who is occasionally funny, I like funny characters. However, I can’t limit myself to books this week. So, I’ll be talking about characters from all walks of entertainment. And… yeah. Anyway, let’s get on with the post:
- Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool from Deadpool: As anyone who’s been following my blog for a while knows, my only experience with Deadpool is the movie and one graphic novel that I did not like. So, please note that my love for this character comes entirely from the movie (at least at this point). Anyway, I find Wade so funny because he’s balls-to-the-wall crazy. Yes, rapid-fire pop culture references get old fast, but with him it strangely works. He’s also the undisputed king of fourth wall breaks. Whether he’s in the suit or not, Wade Wilson is one nutty guy.
- Christian Ozera from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: What I love about Christian’s humor is that it’s so dry and sarcastic. While other characters add charm to their humor, Christian’s is entirely critical of the world around him. It works because he never takes it too far. He knows when it’s time to be serious or genuine, saving the hilarious ‘tude for a more appropriate time and place. Honestly, not only is he one of my favorite funny characters, but he’s my favorite character in all of Vampire Academy.
- Deandra “Dee” Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Why did I pick Sweet Dee when all of the main cast fits the bill in some way? Because Dee is a self-described “comedienne.” The problem? She is emphatically not funny— at least not when she tries to be. But that delusion is part of what’s so funny about her character. Catch me dying over her terrible impressions and projecting all my disaster lesbian tendencies onto her for twelve seasons and counting.
- Chandler Bing from Friends: Speaking of characters I relate to and project onto in ways that frequently overlap, I fucking love Chandler. He uses humor to mask his discomfort and insecurities. In fact, his character can be summed up in one quote: “I’m not very great at the advice. Could I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” As awkward as he is hysterical, Chandler Bing is my absolute favorite character on Friends.
- John Mulaney (because it’s my blog and I can do what I want): John Mulaney, actual person (allegedly), is my favorite comedian. I’ve watched both his Netflix comedy specials, like, five times each. Something about his humor and delivery just speaks to me on a deep, emotional level. It’s Millennial humor, except I’m pretty sure John Mulaney isn’t a Millennial. Whatever, the dude wrote the Saturday Night Live character Steffon. He’s a gift to humanity.
Who are some of your favorite laugh riots? Tell me about them in the comments!