Bitter or Better? comedy has a very funny way of helping you define who you are and what you think. Every day we turn on our TV sets or surf the net, bad and depressing news make the headlines. According to an American comedian Susan Sussman, "comedy is intended to make us laugh first, but it allows us to challenge stereotypes and cross boundaries that promote and further our advancement as a society". While comedians come up with very funny and intelligent ways to convey a truth, either in a film or stand up comedy, here is how comedy makes us better people. Comedy helps us to cope with depression and life's pain. Despite the hardship, comedy helps you pull through a storm with smiles and laughter. It offers a way of thinking out of the box that gives a different perspective on a situation. Comedy promotes the freedom of speech. While the government keeps silent on certain issues, comedy brings out such issues in a rational manner which is something that is absent in our today's society. [caption id="attachment_25096" align="alignnone" width="651"] Source[/caption] Comedy is a therapy that enriches people. Whenever you find yourself laughing so hard at any teaser, joke or comedy, you get to have the best treatment. It actually boosts your immune system, increasing blood flow and reducing the risk of high blood pressure. Comedy is an art, it brings the perfect delivery of awareness which makes us better people. So, the next time you laugh your head off at the words of a comedian, remember to appreciate the skill and emotional intelligence.