I Use Comedy As a Mask

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 352 People

    Case In Point...

    Last night we had a candlelight vigil march against domestic violence. Being my short-legged, goofy self, I was practically power-walking to keep up with everyone else. Didn't change my mood. I was feeling pretty good being out for once. But as we rounded the last corner, I...
    twistedsilly twistedsilly
    26-30, F
    Oct 19, 2009

    Never My Smile

    I was bled and kicked  I smiled I was spit on  and humilated  I smiled I was ridiculed and betrayed  I smiled They turned on me, and left me for dead And still I smiled Do not mistake my smile for weakness or retreat Do not mistake my...
    softkitti softkitti
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Mar 21, 2010

    Broken Smiles

    Well , even alot of my friends dont realize that...i havent truly smiled in ...a long time...i smile the other day a real smile...it felt good...then as quick as it happened...it was over....and i cut again...i seem happy i never tell people whats wrong or talk because i feel...
    VampreEmoNeko VampreEmoNeko
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2013

    I become comedic every time a serious situation

    arises, I hate being serious and feel uncomfortable in serious situations. every time I do at least 2 people think it's funny and everyone else thinks it's funny enough not to yell at me or say something like shut up so I keep doing it and it's unstoppable I've tried doing open...
    mali198924 mali198924
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    I hide all my pain through laughter.

    Happiness is literally the only emotion I show. Growing up I've learn to never trust anyone. Even with something as small as human emotion. I use sarcasm and jokes to hide all my pain. I morn in silence and use music to express my feelings. A girls favorite song will tell you...
    XxSuicideSilencexX XxSuicideSilencexX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2013

    If I Giggle After I Say Something

    I find that when I have to say something that may come out as harsh I find that  it makes things alittle better . plus if i giggle after saying something i wont get hit by my sister . I think of it as blonde phyiscollagyit works most days .
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2010

    Human Nature?

    I laugh when I'm nervous or embarrased. I also laugh when I get hurt. I laugh until I cry, and cry until I laugh. A lot of people seem to be this way; so I'm not sure if it's human nature or not. 
    carixoxo carixoxo
    16-17, F
    Jul 1, 2008

    Socially Retarded

    It's a hell of a lot easier to just pretend it doesn't bother me. But it bothers me so much that I start making jokes out of the fact that people start to get to know me, and then ~~~~FFFFOOOOOOOOUUUUUUSSSSHHHHHHHHHH~~~~ <<<< VAPOR >>>> they are gone. Oh, I joke and...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Apr 10, 2011

    The Only Reason I Smile

    to hide my tears and anger to surpress jealousy and frustration to remind myself that my life is definately worse, even though not finantially to try to forget Branson but it never works to let go of anger but that doesn't work either God take this...
    AdenaAngael AdenaAngael
    16-17, F
    Nov 26, 2009

    I Feel Alone

    All my life I've been the funny guy; the class clown; the dude who will do the most stupid things for a laugh... I do it because I don't care; I feel like I have a lot of friends but I'm honestly not sure. I don't get invited places, I just feel like nobody even knows who I am...
    beammeupscotty3 beammeupscotty3
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2013

    A Survival Skill

         In the words of my friend and companion, I'm a mess.  (I'm bi-polar. Need I say more?) I've got a lot of problems, and a lot of sad stories. The last time I went through my life story with a shrink, I was embarrassed by the hard truth that my...
    puck61 puck61
    51-55, M
    31 Responses Sep 26, 2009

    Can You See Through Me?

    Through me? yes inside this concrete skll, is my mind, the only thing that remains private.Smiling make everything easy but sometimes i can't help myself to show what's inside this head of mine.
    boznicxs boznicxs
    13-15, F
    Feb 1, 2010

    Interest !

    From time to time, due to my business, I organize specific trainings of new developed products. As time goes by I noticed that the participation was of as much better than the trainer succeeded in captivating his public. A part of well-balanced comedy was thus added to the skills...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie
    41-45, M
    May 22, 2011

    Tempering My Temper

    Sometimes it is possible to say something with humor that would be incredibly insulting otherwise.  And sometimes a joke can take the sting out of a cruel remark said by someone else.  I do both-- Make people laugh in a way that makes them think about my point later...
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    Sep 29, 2009

    Tap Dancing

    sure i use comedy as a mask.  it is a thin veneer to those who know me. BUT, it still works after all these years... it works really well. i have no plans to stop either. the worse things become the funnier i am. (dont get me wrong, im funny when life is jake, too). people...
    bek bek
    41-45, F
    Apr 29, 2007

    Expertly Disguised

    I am welcome in any friend group because I can crack jokes and make people smile very easily. But nobody has asked me who makes me smile. It's me. I make my heart heavy with all the pain and hurt and sadness in me and when it tends to explode out of me, I push it all inside...
    frootiee frootiee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2012

    I Think That All of Us ~ Or...

    I think that all of us ~ or most of us ~ use comedy as a mask to hide our true feelings and emotions because we are afraid of how we will be percieved by others. We are afraid to let others know who we really are.
    leonardmaltomeal leonardmaltomeal
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Sep 29, 2009

    I Yooz Comedy Az a Mask Too...............

    It helps alot to do so when I'm sad or angry. Even sometimes when I want to just burst out into tears and hit something. But you know my peeps, it's good to let it out! There is so much going on in my life now, I need comedy more than ever! We all do. I know I'm in a rut...
    justicia justicia
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    I'm Hilarious...on The Outside

    I feel like I use comedy to hide what I really feel and to sort of comfort myself. I'm the funniest friend to have and if my friends were to describe me they would say 'comedian'. I think it is just a cover because I make other people happy but inside I'm crying and nobody would...
    215347tiger 215347tiger
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2012
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