Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, Don't you know ev'ry one wants to laugh? My dad said, "Be an actor my son, But be a comical one!" They'll be standing in lines For those old honky tonk monkey shines Oh, you could study Shakespear and be quite elite, And you could charm the critics and have nothing to eat, Just slip on a a banana peel, the world's at your feet Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh!
Make 'em roar, make 'em scream, Don't you know all the world wants to laugh? My Grandpa said, "Go out and tell 'em a joke But give it plenty of hoke." Make 'em roar, make 'em scream, Take a fall, butta wall, split a seam. You start off by pretending you're a dancer with grace, You wiggle till they're giggling all over the place, And then you get a great big custard pie in the face, Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh!
Writer/s: NACIO BROWN, NACIO HERB BROWN, ARTHUR FREED
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.