The Greatness That Is Jim Carrey


We all have our favorite comedic actors, whether you love Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill,  Seth Rogan or Louis C.K (check out Louie on Netflix). Since at least ’03 Will Ferrell has been the funniest guy on camera to me. From Anchorman to Talladega Nights, Elf, even Kicking & Screaming he has made me laugh more than anyone else. I would say (and most would agree) that I have a very immature sense of humor now, and when I was younger it was just as bad, or good, depending on how you look at it, this led to my wholehearted love of Jim Carrey in the ’90s. This man gave us Dumb & Dumber, Liar Liar, two Ace Ventura films, The Mask and he went on to give us Me, Myself & Irene. As I’m writing this I’m thinking that he’s probably the main reason I didn’t hate Batman Forever like the rest of the world. He starred in The Truman Show, a movie on my unwritten list of favorites, and The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind to show you he can really act. I think what made him so funny was that he was willing to do anything for a laugh. He seems like one of those guys that wouldn’t stop until he made you laugh. Also, he reminded me of a living cartoon character, which blew my mind. When I was younger I could literally recite The Mask for you, and when I watch it now I get that sense of nostalgia. I think Jim did a fantastic job playing two totally opposite characters as well as he did. I probably got hit by my mother for saying “Somebody Stop Me” so many times. Dumb and Dumber blew my mind in terms of how crazy people could be on camera and still get laughs. Ace Ventura was Jim in his most ridiculous role. He was getting stabbed by African tribesmen and talking with his butt. This video below might be one of the funniest scenes I’ve ever seen in my short life.

He hasn’t died or anything, I just wanted to give props to my favorite actor as a child. He helped mold my entire sense of humor. I don’t think I’m the funniest guy ever, but I think I do have a good sense of humor and without Jim, I would’t be as corny, or dry (That’s what she said). I appreciate you Jim, even if you made Number 23 and the family-oriented stuff you’re doing nowadays.