To be or not to be!

The comic quest made the comedian the quarry. Mimicry in evolutionary biology uses similarity in behaviour as a protection. The convergent resemblance in a comic show however led to detention! The adaptation far from turning out to be anti-predator in fact invited an attack and all that the mimicking prey could then do was to pray for deliverance. Evolution records  a common descent of life from the last universal ancestor. Descent, it seems, is truly an appropriate expression considering the declivity in levity and the jostling that follows jest. Kiku’s arrest is definitely both literally and metaphorically development – arrested development. And lest I be in trouble for suggesting that anyone is lamebrained I will prefer to quote Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises where Harvey talking to Cohn says , “I misjudged you. You are not a moron. You are only a case of arrested development.” Those who act as comedians just pretend to be dolts. There are however many some who are naturally comic and the mimic after “suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” is bound to realise he was only second best!!

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