People Explain How The 'Shy Kid' In Their School Suddenly Snapped One Day
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Almost every school has that one kid, the "shy kid," who never says anything during class time or prefers to eat by themselves off in the corner. While keeping to yourself isn't a crime, and it's perhaps something they prefer for their mental health, there are kids who won't leave well enough alone. They think it's somehow their job to pester the "shy kid" until finally, one day, they break.


Reddit user, u/CLSE_Proximity, wanted to hear about what happened when the shy kid broke when they asked:

What did the "shy kid" all of a sudden do at your school?

A Performance To Remember

I was friends with the kid in school who was relentlessly bullied. He was seriously strong and shredded more than Chris Hemsworth's in Thor Ragnarok. He was very awkward and shy, but one day he decided to jump out the second floor window of my afrikaans lesson. We had a single floor classroom right next to our second floor class.

He jumped onto the roof adjacent to our class, then proceeded to dance on the roof for almost 2 minutes. Jumping down after he was finished. Came back to the classroom like nothing happened. No one noticed him doing this, so he did it a second time. No one noticed the second time either. Sorry Stephen. Your attempts to be cool were in vain.

Singleslicestudio

A Rough Ending And A Happy Beginning

There were 2 kids.

The first kid was bullied by everyone, even the f-cking teachers. One day the kid just snapped and threw a desk, one of those metal three-sided individuals desks with the attached chair, through the second floor window.

The second kid was a young man who never really spoke but he got on stage at the talent show and sang the most beautiful opera I've heard. Kid got A scholarship to the Yale School of Drama where he's currently getting his doctorate.

carmelacorleone

Chekhov's Water Balloon

I have no idea why but one day he came to school with a huge bag full of water balloons and kept it in the middle of the classroom. He didn't say anything or do anything afterwards to cause some water balloon fight but that's exactly what happened tho

aravinth13

Ricky Ticky Bing Bang Boom

got up and sang like Frank-god-damn-Sinatra at a school talent show.

He was instantly popular after that

levijonsn

The Coffee Cup Is The Final Straw

This really snobby girl would always yell at the quiet kid for putting stuff on her desk (like his folder or something touching the sides) - pretty rude in my opinion. Well one day she placed a Starbucks cup on his side while not paying attention, he picked it up and chucked it across the room.

Moots_point

Broke And Finally Asked

"Kid" was 19 and mentally handicapped. He had very few friends, shy, but he was a damned sweetheart.

One day, a week from prom, in front of the whole cafeteria, he asked his crush to prom. It was adorable, he had a sign, people were recording it, and everyone cheered when she said yes.

I mean there was also this kid who interrupted a (American) football game at our school, stole the ball, then outran all the players around the track. After like 2 laps he scaled the fence and he was never seen again.

mdhunter99

Good Lord.

Threw sh-t at the bully in the gym locker room. Like...produced the sh-t, reached in there and got it, and zinged it. I can't remember if he hit the guy or not.

gamedemon24

Holy Forking Shirtballs...

Showed up at school with a Dasani bottle full of Everclear, drank it at lunch, and got sent to the office. They put him in a separate room with just like a desk and an office chair, he puked several times in a circle around himself cause he was spinning in a circle, then anyone outside the door heard him repeatedly falling off the chair and then complaining about the puke.

Same guy always wore a fishing vest full of random sh-t in all the pockets and once in geography class this kid was pissing me off and Fishing Vest was like "You want me to stab him?" and I assumed he was joking so I was like "lol yeah" and he asked what I'd give him for it, and I laughed and pulled out this CD (it was Guster, I remember). Motherf-cker walked up to the annoying kid, pulled a sharpened fork out of his vest and stabbed the kid in the hand. He got nerve damage. Then he demanded I actually give him the CD.

hautegauche

One Insult Too Far

The guy was in band and I went to the band room to pick some things up. Another "popular kid" was bothering him. The shy kid got a clarinet case and cracked his skull into the corner of the room. Me and 5 other kids had to pull him back and he got arrested. I think he's still in Juvie/county jail. The popular kid lived but he had to have surgery and he lost his band scholarship

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I may not be popular for saying this, but I think comedy is the best form of entertainment.

However, it’s not always easy to find great comedy.

There are lots of comedians who make me smile or even make me laugh at a joke or two. Yet, it’s really hard to find a comedian who can keep me laughing through their whole set.

If you’re having trouble finding those kinds of comedians, or are just ready to find a new comedian to enjoy, Redditors are here to help.

Probably hoping to find a great comedian themself, Redditor Plastic_Ad_6179 asked:

"Who's the best comedian of all time in your opinion?"

Sean Lock

"Sean Lock"

"For many reasons, but mainly for being the undisputed champion of the world in...Carrot In A Box:"

– Rymundo88

"What a HUGE talent. Luckily he left a lot of great footage. Terrible loss."

– Pan-tang

"The comedians comedian"

– FrederickBishop

George Carlin

"George Carlin."

"Honorable mention to Bill Burr."

– gobigred3562

"When I turned 21, my mom took me to Vegas. We saw Carlin perform and we laughed solidly for 90 minutes. I don’t remember any of the jokes, but I have never laughed like that since. He was a true master of the art."

– drCrankoPhone

"Carlin is the only correct answer. Nobody will ever touch that level of wit, wordplay, satire, and social commentary."

"Nobody."

– reflUX_cAtalyst

Mike Birbiglia

"I went to a Mike Birbiglia show at Zanies in Nashville back in 2008. Guy killed…got up on stage, told 1 story. Took him 90 minutes to get through that story. The whole time, he’s veering off on tangents that seemed completely natural, conversational even. Each tangent was a tiny hilarious story itself. The show seemed so smooth and flowed so naturally, that I could hardly believe it was written. It was masterful. Sure, he doesn’t tell jokes that leave you breathless with laughter, but he does tell jokes that get 90% of the way there with such consistency that I’m actually more impressed with that than the former."

– mavol

Norm MacDonald

"In terms of:"

  • "Being at the top of his game for a long period of time"
  • "Being perfect at timing and execution"
  • "Understanding comedy to a degree that other comedians notice and respect"
  • "Being clever and witty on the spot"
  • "Having memorable jokes and killer standup routines"

"Norm MacDonald"

– warpus

"My favorite story about Norm MacDonald I've heard is that when he was coming up if he bombed he'd wait in the back of the club after the show to shake everyone's hand in their way out. If he killed he wouldn't. What a legend."

– SixPieceTaye

"If you asked a group of comedians who their favorite comedian is I'd bet Norm would be near the top of the list. So much of his material was a deconstruction of comedy itself. If Norm MacDonald tells you a bad joke, and you laugh, is it still a bad joke? Why is it funny? Are you laughing at him or is he laughing at you?"

– foldingcouch

Mitch Hedberg

"Mitch Hedberg. RIP."

– onepotatotwopotato3

"I used to love that guy. I still do but I used to too."

– ChefHannibal

""I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap.""

""F**k you, zzzzzzzzzzip""

– StarktheGuat

Monty Python

"Monty Python, as a group."

"I don't think there's been a single more influential comedy act than Flying Circus."

– EarlyBirdsofBabylon

"I agree with it just because it’s one of the few non-American mentions here. People seriously think that humor ends on American Stand Up and television…"

"Also Monty Python is ALWAYS funny"

– RockThePlazmah

Robin Williams

"Robin Williams."

– Flicksterea

"Live on Broadway stands as one of the most memorable things I have ever watched."

– Grimlock64

"Idk why he isn’t higher on this list or mentioned more often. Robin Williams had absolutely insane improv skills. Watch the episode of Who’s Line with him as the guest star, the rest of the cast can’t keep it together."

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Lucille Ball

"Lucille Ball"

– LusciousofBorg

"Scrolled this far to find a female comedian! Love Lucille Ball"

– boonybun

"I saw I Love Lucy was streaming a couple months ago. Having watched it as a kid, I figured I’d put it on for a nostalgic chuckle. I was not ready for that show to be so, so funny—I nearly passed out I was laughing so hard."

– mypantsareawesome

"She was a comedic genius."

– DrWorm_DD

Rowan Atkinson

"Rowan Atkinson (John Cleese closely second)"

– DarkFluids777

"Atkinson is such an amazing physical comedian that it’s basically overlooked that he’s a first-rate stand-up, as well."

– HilariousSpill

Eddie Murphy

"Eddie Murphy"

– onterrible1

"He saved SNL. They wouldn't be on air today were it not for Murphy"

– Blackgurlmajik

"Goat of comedy"

– IndependenceScary644

Comedy may not be everyone’s favorite form of entertainment, but it is a can’t miss, so long as the comedian in question is a good one.

Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions above.