This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the anatomy of jokes. Why are jokes funny? What makes them funny? What does “funny” even mean? From brain function to dysfunction, we discuss the true nature of why we are laughing.
00:49 - Box Office: MacGruber 2 film in the works.
4:05 - Television: “What We Do In The Shadows” creators greenlit for a TV show about paranormal activity in New Zealand
7:05 -Why Are Jokes Funny?
9:34 - What is “Funny”
17:30 - The Anatomy of a Joke
19:40 - Joke Categories
20:10 - Observational Jokes
23:02 - Self Depricating Jokes
25:52 - Sinical Jokes
27:53 - Over the top Jokes
29:20- Satirical Jokes
31:19 - Physical Jokes
33:53 - Timing/Situational
36:24 - Puns/Word Play
36:36 - Ben’s Wacky Facts
44:26 - #WAILMailoftheWeek
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“The Anatomy of Funny” http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun06/anatomy.aspx
“Philosophy of Humor” http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/humor/#RelThe
“Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby” Joke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFHsF-zJy4