One can easily imagine why someone facing a wrongful death trial pertaining to their ex-girlfriend’s suicide might make some bizarre revelations throughout the course of an interview—but one can also imagine that this person may provide some truly unique and meaningful insight as well. Jim Carrey still strives to entertain an audience and to make them laugh ceaselessly, but in the video below, Carrey ends-up providing a reporter with information that she never could have expected or predicted:
Even at fifty-five years old, Carrey is still able to utilize all the space around him for greater, hilarious purposes, and he’s still lightning-quick with his comedic jabs; after having been asked why he came alone, Carrey immediately responds by asking the E! reporter, “Tell me, is it true you’re wandering the streets, you need a date to the party, what’s up?” However, soon after he slips-in a somewhat troubling and yet altogether meaningful notion: “There’s no meaning to any of this, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join and here I am. . . . You’ve got to admit it’s pretty meaningless.”
What’s more, when the reporter suggests that celebrating icons can be a worthwhile endeavour, Carrey responds with even more gusto: “Boy, that is just the absolute lowest aiming, you know, possibility that we can come up with. It’s like icons, do you believe in icons? I don’t believe in personalities, I don’t believe that you exist, but there is a wonderful fragrance in the air.” Indeed, having a comedic icon scrutinize icons by philosophizing about them in such ways really does demand that Carrey’s words be taken seriously and contemplatively.
And, of course, Carrey doesn’t abandon all his comedic roots for philosophical grounding; in order to lighten the mood after his weighty insights, he broke into a rendition and impersonation of James Brown’s song “Get on the Good Foot”—which made the reporter speechless in an entirely different way than before. Yet, he soon reverted back to his philosophical side by saying, “Yeah I don’t believe in icons, I don’t believe in personalities. I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention of the skies, beyond the red ‘S’ that you wear on your chest, that makes bullets bounce off. I believe that it’s deeper than that. . . . I believe we’re a field of energy, dancing for itself. And I don’t care. . . . There is no me. There are just things happening and there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together. . . . Here’s the thing, it’s not our world. We don’t matter. . . . We don’t matter.”
Please read that again. If you give the passage the amount of close, meaningful thought which it both deserves and requires—it’s enlightening.