Many thanks to my friend Tom for forwarding this NPR article.
In it we read about an Anthropologist / stand-up comedian who has been studying why we laugh and what makes a joke funny.
Interesting stuff and since it is New York based also goes along with this week’s theme. And for the record, I just decided this week would have a theme.
Enjoy the funnies and try not to laugh too hard.
- Comedian says rape isn’t funny, but rape jokes can be – Local comedian responds to Daniel Tosh controversy (saultstar.com)
- How To Be Funny (circa2012.me)
- Goddamn it, Louis. (studentactivism.net)
- An Anthropologist Walks Into A Bar And Asks, ‘Why Is This Joke Funny?’ (wnyc.org)