‘Jolly up life!’

If you like your comedies made in Britain then you probably know who Miranda Hart is.

But just in case you haven’t yet had the chance to be acquainted with Ms Hart, please allow me the pleasure of introducing you to Miranda – her self-titled and semi-autobiographical TV series.

Three seasons of the sitcom have gone to air and fans across the UK and Australia simply can’t wait for the fourth season to air later this year.

Before launching her UK tour Miranda Hart: My, What I Call, Live Show, lucky fans in Australia were given the chance to get up close and personal with the comedienne.

Hundreds of people packed the Seymour Centre in Sydney on Sunday night (February 2) to get in on all the side-splitting laughs.

Her physical comedy mixed with her ability to laugh at herself in super awkward situations is exactly what her fans love about her.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if people love her for – or in spite of – her character’s unbelievable awkwardness.

Her skits can simultaneously make you laugh out loud and want to cringe up into a tight ball; I don’t know how she does it but she can really have that affect on you.

In response to all of the embarrassing and klutzy things we do (and will do in the future), Miranda’s answer to such situations is simply to ‘jolly up life!’

SO…  in the very moments we feel like our social lives are on the brink of collapse because of: a complete misunderstanding of the social conventions of an unfamiliar setting;  a badly-timed random comment; a super ditzy moment in front of that person; being shown-up so publicly by so-and-so; and the list goes on and on…  just remember there are real benefits in not taking yourself too seriously.

Precisely during the moments when you really can’t think of anything but the list of totally embarrassing things you’ve done in your lifetime, just remember to laugh at yourself every once in a while.

Own the present moment and move on to the next jolly good thing.

We don’t have to turn our lives into a semi-autobiographical comedy series like Miranda Hart but we can take some cues from her when it comes to adding a bit more humour to our lives.

It’s been said and written millions of times before that laughter is the best medicine.

Since there isn’t a magic serum that prevents us from looking a little foolish at times in front of other people, we can always do with a dose or two of laughter to ease the side affects of whatever social conundrum we so happen to find ourselves in.

If you want to share, tell SO… your tips on how to overcome ‘awkies’.

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