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Exploring Current Topics in Humor and Laughter
Scott Weems Ph.D.
Do you want to win the New Yorker cartoon caption contest? Here's some advice (from someone else who hasn't won).
Do you laugh at sexist jokes? That could be a problem, or not.
Getting older doesn't mean losing your sense of humor. So long as you work on it.
Could the government hate cannabis because it makes you laugh?
When the president tells a joke, sometimes it's really not a joke at all. But does he know it?
Humor is part science, part art. Follow these eight steps and you might become a funnier person. Or you might not.
Sometimes a joke is more than "just a joke." Sexist humor influences us in complex ways.
Yes, it does, and that isn't even the good news. You don't need to be funny to get the benefits. You just need to enjoy it and make it a bigger part of your life. But it doesn't hurt to always have a good joke ready, just in case.
As the line between news and entertainment blurs, "fake news" serves an important purpose. It explores news issues more directly—using humor as a bias.
Why don't we respect comedy? Even though comedies make as much money as dramas at the movies—or more—humor is still often seen as a "lesser" art form. Let's change that!
"What's So Funny?" focuses on current topics in humor, and what laughter says about who we are.