It’s pretty common for people to sit down on Saturday evenings to watch Netflix with their other half, but nobody ever thinks this could end in a break-up. Well, 30 year-old comedianDaniel Sloss proved it wrong. A joke that lasts just 20 minutes has destroyed over 4000 relationships and caused 17 divorces.
The ill-fated joke
Released on 11th September, Sloss' programme 'Jigsaw' was much discussed; it deals broadly with the topic of human relationships. He explains that everyone has a soulmate somewhere, but that people are afraid to feel lonely and incomplete. So people always try to look for support by filling this empty space with an other half. As a consequence, many relationships are artificial, because people don’t want to wait around for the right partner. He explains:
We'll force this person into our lives because we'd much rather have something than nothing.
A harsher effect than expected
Whether such an analysis is truthful or not, it quickly drew viewers’ reactions. Having tackled such a sensitive issue, Daniel Sloss received several messages from viewers who thanked him for an eye-opening and claimed the episode has opened their eyes.
I just finished watching your show, and I was having doubts about whether or not I had made the right decision. However, the questions and situations you brought up confirmed that it's OK to say that I deserve better. Guess you can add another to your list. Watched Jigsaw and just wanted to say thank you.
After receiving a tonne of messages, the comedian said in the Daily Record that everything was a joke, and that he had never intended to separate couples.
You could say that Daniel Sloss hit home!