In one of the film festival award ceremony, one of the filmmaker, during his award speech, mentioned "Good humor requires a bad disposition". I don't understand what that means? Can someone please help me. Thanks.
Thanks, Hildy. I totally missed that. In a film award ceremony, "humor" does not always mean "disposition". It can mean "comedy". So he is saying that writers who write the funniest scripts (for movies) usually have a bad disposition.
By putting the two together in one sentence, he makes it sound initially as if he means "good disposition" and the sentence contradicts itself. The audience has to think a minute to realize it means "good comedy" instead, and hopefully they will find that double meaning funny.