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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke

A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well- defined ... They are told in both private and public settings; a single person tells a joke to his friend in the natural flow of ... Another popular form was a collection of jests, jokes and funny situations attributed to a single character in a more ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-weems/joke-book_b_4892644.html

Mar 4, 2014 ... Please don't tell me this is the funniest joke in the world! ... There's a science behind what makes a joke funny, and though shock and surprise ...

psychcentral.com/news/2015/11/29/what-makes-a-joke-funny/95470.html

Nov 29, 2015 ... Why are some jokes perceived as funny and others not? According to new research, the more complex a joke, the less likely it is to elicit laughs.

socialpsychonline.com/2016/04/psychology-of-humor-funny-comedy

Apr 5, 2016 ... Books that promise to unlock the keys to writing a funny joke always seemed empty and unsatisfying. A joke that's created with a formula feels ...

www.zmescience.com/research/studies/science-of-humour-0423432

Oct 10, 2012 ... For something to be funny, “there needs to be something wrong,” ... that if you know what are the elements that build up to make a good joke, ...

www.thinctanc.co.uk/words/comedy.html

One thing worth noting is that when analysing comedy and what is funny, it is almost like it is only ... Someone makes a clever joke and only a few people get it.

www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/features/2014/the_humor_code/what_makes_something_funny_a_bold_new_attempt_at_a_unified_theory_of_comedy.html

Mar 23, 2014 ... Why are some things funny to some people and not to others? How is that while a successful joke can cause pleasure, a gag gone awry can ...

www.quora.com/What-makes-a-joke-funny

A funny joke—a joke that gets a laugh—has three parts: A topic that an audience finds interesting and acceptable to joke about; An angle that guides ...

www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/the-dark-psychology-of-being-a-good-comedian/284104

Feb 27, 2014 ... The best jokes, he believes, take something awful and make it silly. ... been trying determine what exactly flips a joke from offensive to funny.

www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/a-quest-to-understand-what-makes-things-funny

Apr 1, 2014 ... A Quest to Understand What Makes Things Funny. By Shane ... The theory explained dirty jokes, but not others, like puns. In the seventies ...