Today's comedies, at least most of them, are funny in different ways from those of decades past. In both texture and
substance the comedy of The Simpsons and Seinfeld is worlds apart from the comedy of Leave it to Beaver
and The Jack Benny Show. The flavor of humor offered by today's comedies is colder, based less on a shared sense
of humanity than on a sense of "world-weary cleverer-than-thou-ness."
Absurdism is also shown in comedy acts. For example, the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" is a great example of the overexaggeration
that absurdism portrays. The comedians, Jeff Foxworthy for example, make beer and cigarettes the main event of his
opening act. He acts like the world of a "hick" or 'hillbilly" revolves around theses things and makes their reality
sound absurd compared to the everyday life of an average man.