A dour outlook is not hard to come by, at times a righteous goofiness can remedy that. For example,

"Enter laughing!" emotes Rene Santoni at his first theatrical audition. Rene plays the adolescent Carl Reiner in Reiner's autobiographical film, Enter Laughing. "Enter laughing is... a... stage direction," laments José Ferrer, as the alcoholic theater director. "It means... that you laugh... as you enter." Santoni walks onstage repeatedly trying various ludicrous and gruesome laughs.

"It's an amused laugh boy... an amused laugh!" Ferrer cries in frustration

It is a horrible play and Santoni will pay $10 a week to be in it.