Aries: Bronze Medal for Comedy
A while back I wrote one of my personal favorite posts, about how Sagittarius and Scorpio are (in my humble opinion) the most talented comedians. A list of talented comedians for these signs and my impressions of WHY they are so good at this can be found in the post here. It occurred to me recently that a bronze medal should be awarded in this category- to Aries.
The new wave of comedy of the past decade has been spearheaded by Aries comedians. Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Seth Rogen are all Aries. Their frequent collaborators, Judd Apatow (also Mann’s husband) and Jonah Hill are both Sagittarius. Other Aries comedians include, Alec Baldwin, Rob McElhenney, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, Jane Leeves, Tim Curry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, David Letterman, Martin Short, Amy Sedaris, Conan O’Brien, Jon Cryer, Catherine Keener, and Rosie O’Donnell.
The Aries form of comedy is refreshingly un-self-conscious. Aries are natural, direct and independent. Rather than intellectually high minded Sagittarians (hello Jon Stewart and Woody Allen), and personally revealing Scorpio (paging Kathy Griffin and Tracy Morgan), Aries are simply glad to make fun of themselves and ridiculous situations to get a laugh. They are also especially talented at gross-out humor, Aries ruling the most basic human needs and necessities. Their talent is in making ANY situation (aka, the everyday situation) extremely funny and for that we owe them a debt of gratitude- and a comedy bronze medal.