Humor - Why are some things Funny - Why do we
experience to cause laughter and provide
. Humor is a funny anecdote
or a remark intended to provoke laughter. Humor is to act in a funny or teasing
way, or the
quality of being funny that causes someone to be in a good mood
The trait of appreciating and being able to
whose ingenuity or
or incongruity has
the power to evoke laughter,
but not always
. Humor is a communication technique that try's to make
people laugh and feel happy
that they can temporally forget
about any troubles or worries they might have. The term humor derives
from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the
balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours, controlled human
health and emotion. (Latin: humor, "body fluid").
is a physical
in humans and some other
species of primate, consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible
contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system.
It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli
. Laughter can
arise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories
thoughts. Most commonly, it is considered a visual expression of a number
of positive emotional states
, such as joy, mirth,
, relief, etc.
On some occasions, however, it may be caused by
contrary emotional states
such as embarrassment, apology, or confusion such as nervous laughter or
courtesy laugh. Age, gender, education, language, and culture are all
factors as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation.
is a loud
is to laugh
lightly in a nervous
, affected, or silly manner. A foolish or nervous
is laughter provoked from an audience's expression of
discomfort or confusion
laughter is usually less robust in expression than "a good
belly laugh", and may be combined with confused glances or awkward silence
on the part of others in the audience.
is considered analogous to a courtesy laugh
which may be rendered by more of a conscious effort in an attempt to move
a situation along more quickly, especially when the comedian is pausing
for laughter. Nervous laughter is a physical reaction to stress, tension,
confusion, or anxiety.
Fake TVLaughter is not
an accurate measurement of how funny something is
, and just because there
is no laughter, this does not mean that something isn't funny. Laughter is
relative. And laughter is a physical
that is in reference to someone's own personal
interpretation. And people may not always be laughing at the same thing,
or laughing in the same way. Laughter can also be spontaneous. The
central nervous system
laughter without notice or warning. And the reasons why we think something
is funny is sometimes just random. Our
state of mind
can alter our
perceptions, our experiences can alter our perceptions, so we don't always
look at something in the same way all the time. Laughter is a funny way to
see something or perceive something, but it's only one way at looking at
something. We must always see things for what they are, and we must always
understand things for what they are not.
Theories of Humor
is to figure out what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what
would be considered humorous.
Benign Violation Theory
is when something is perceived as humorous
when it hits the “sweet spot,” where there is not only a violation, but
where the violation is also perceived as benign. The BVT specifies how
psychological distance plays a central role in determining whether a
certain event, joke, or other stimulus is perceived as benign or malign. A
good joke should feel safe and unsafe at the same time.
Differentiating what is Humorous from what is Not Humorous
was involved in the
scientific search for the world’s funniest joke
By the end of the project the project had received 40,000 jokes, and had
them rated by more than 350,000 people from 70 countries. They were
awarded a Guinness World Record for conducting one of the largest
experiments in history, and made the cover story of The New Yorker. The
most effective jokes are 103 letters long. People enjoy jokes the most at
. There are many factors like culture, age, political
orientation, and many other factors play a role in what people find
humoristic People of all ages and backgrounds engage in humor, but the way
they use it can vary greatly. From its most lighthearted forms like a
funny fact or a joke about dogs. To its more absurd ones, like a video of
someone talking in a funny voice or a person falling while riding a bike.
Although humor styles can vary slightly depending on the situation, they
tend to be a relatively stable personality characteristic among
individuals. That is, individuals are fairly consistent in the ways they
use humor over time. Humor can play an instrumental role in forming social
bonds like attracting a mate, and releasing tension especially under
Can we tell someone’s cultural group from the way they laugh
? Can we
infer someone's cultural group from their laugher, even when we do not
know what they are laughing at? And what kind of laughter do we find most
positive? A new study shows that our laughter gives us away. The study
included Dutch and Japanese producers of laughter and listeners. Listeners
could detect whether a laughing person is from their own or another
cultural group by only hearing a brief laughter segment.
was rated as most
positive by both groups. Laughter is a strong nonverbal vocalization,
which is frequently used to signal affiliation, reward, or cooperative
intent, and often helps to maintain and strengthen social bonds. An
important distinction is between spontaneous and voluntary laughter.
Spontaneous laughter is typically an uncontrolled reaction, for instance
to hilarious jokes, and includes hard-to-fake acoustic features.
is produced by
purposefully modulating vocal output, for instance for a preening boss,
reflecting a more deliberate communicative act like conveying polite
Why do we Laugh?
Sophie Scott: Why we Laugh
Laughter: A Scientific Investigation
- ig Nobel Prize
Skype Laughter Chain
Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic
. Laughing for no Reason?
Bag (Laugh Box) High Pitch Laughing sound track gag Toy
Inherently Funny Word
is a word
which can be found amusing without any given
, for reasons ranging from onomatopoeia
words have been used by a range of influential comedians to enhance the humor of their routines.
or Ha Ha
are words that are used to represent laughter or amusement, or used to
express or as an imitation of
laughter or a
is something providing enjoyment;
pleasantly entertaining and arousing or provoking laughter.
is something providing enjoyment
or is pleasantly entertaining. Send on a course or in a
planned or intended one.
Funny Movies and TV Shows
- Hidden Cameras
Humor is a creative way of expressing information and sometimes a complex form of
expressing information, which makes certain humor hard to understand. This
is why humor is a form of intelligence because you need to have retained a bit of relevant
information in order to understand the joke. So humor can be a creative way of testing a persons
knowledge of past events. But humor does not come
because interpretations are not the same for every person.
Some people could be offended while other people will find humor
funny and not offensive, and some will even find it funny and
disturbing at the same time. There is sometimes
truth in humor
though humor is not the most correct or accurate method for
communicating truth, which is another risk of using humor as a
way to communicate information.
Scientists capture humor’s earliest emergence
. Young children's
ability to laugh and make jokes has been mapped by age for the first time
using data from a new study involving nearly 700 children from birth to 4
years of age, from around the world. The findings identify the earliest
age humor emerges and how it typically builds in the first years of life.
Of the children surveyed, the team identified 21
different types of humour
. Children under one year of age
appreciated physical, visual and auditory forms of humour. This included
hide and reveal games (e.g., peekaboo), tickling, funny faces, bodily
humour (e.g., putting your head through your legs), funny voices and
noises, chasing, and misusing objects (e.g., putting a cup on your head).
appreciated several types of
humour that involved getting a reaction from others. This included
teasing, showing hidden body parts (e.g., taking off clothes), scaring
others, and taboo topics (e.g., toilet humour). They also found it funny
to act like something else (e.g., an animal).
' humour reflected language development, including
mislabelling, playing with concepts (e.g., dogs say moo), and nonsense
words. Children in this age group were also found to demonstrate a mean
streak as they appreciated making fun of others and aggressive humour
(e.g., pushing someone). Finally, 3-year-olds
were found to play with social rules (e.g., saying naughty words to be
funny), and showed the beginnings of understanding tricks and puns.
Most people will say that they laugh because it’s funny. Then what is
? Babies don’t know what’s funny, yet we see
babies cry and all babies laugh. So laughter is something that we are
born with. Why? And why does laughter and sadness become more complex as we get older?
There is an intelligent concept when it comes to making people
laugh. Not so much to induce laughter, but to communicate a point of view that is funny to some and real to others.
It's important to know why a person gets a joke or why a
person laughs at a particular thing.
But it's also very important to know why a person did not get
the joke or laugh at the same thing as you did.
You're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone.
Being Fun is No Laughing Matter
. A longitudinal study examined whether
children who are well-liked and children who are popular got that way by
being fun to hang around with. Results clearly underscore the importance
of being fun. Across a two-month period, primary school children perceived
by classmates as someone who is fun to be around experienced an increase
in the number of classmates who liked them and the number who rated them
as popular. In the eyes of peers, 'fun begets status and status begets
Focal Pathway in the Brain that when Electrically Stimulated causes
followed by a sense of calm and happiness, even
during awake brain surgery. The effects of stimulation were observed in an
epilepsy patient undergoing diagnostic monitoring for seizure diagnosis.
These effects were then harnessed to help her complete a separate awake
surgery two days later, and
then confirmed in two other patients. (left inferior frontal and posterior
1970's comedians were mostly white males and
only 2% of women were comedians. 1990's only 20% of women were comedians.
2020 only 35% of women are comedians.Sad
Faces are Sad to See
. No one likes to see a sad face, or hear a
baby crying. Humans are born to feel
other people who are struggling.
Our true nature
. But our
human instinct to care can be overridden and manipulated by our beliefs
and by bad experiences or circumstances that causes some people to ignore
other peoples suffering. You can't always be emotionally involved in other
peoples struggles, but you do have to be
, you can't ignore
facts. But facts have to be known in order to be effectively utilized.
Ignorance causes people to be less empathetic and less understanding.
Humor and Laughter Has Benefits
A good laugh can enhance creativity, elevate collegiality,
and improve long term job performance. Fun meetings,
apparently, can be
. The benefits of humor as an individual
coping mechanism and a social lubricant are well
established. Humor helps people cope with pain and tragedy,
reduces social conflict and promotes group cohesion. Using a
to understand temporal sequences in
Lehmann-Willenbrock and Allen
found that within the
meetings, humor patterns triggered problem-solving behaviors
(e.g., what do you think about this approach?), procedural
suggestions (e.g., let's talk about our next step), and goal
orientation (e.g., we should target this issue). Humor
patterns also promoted supportive behaviors like
and encouragement, and led to new ideas and
humor to change
and too change people's minds
and making them more aware makes humor a great tool for communicating
ideas. When someone makes fun of something, sometimes it makes you look at
something differently or understand something a little differently. It
doesn't happen all the time. But when it does, it makes you question
things a little more than usual. A good joke can also help reduce stress
and anxiety that someone is feeling about a particular subject. But it can
also increase anxiety or stress, so you have to be careful and mindful
when making jokes. Comedy is a power that needs to be used responsibly,
but comedy needs to be, because we need to laugh at ourselves sometimes,
especially if we're going to understand ourselves.
Laughing at Yourself
is a sign of
. It shows that
you're not bothered
by how your faults are perceived by others, because
you know your imperfections are irrelevant and unimportant when compared
to your strengths and abilities. You don't let things bother you, you only
let things remind you of how incredible you are, as well as how vulnerable
you are. Sometimes I make
and say stupid things and do stupid things. Being able to
laugh at myself is not saying that my mistakes are insignificant, I'm just
saying that I'm OK with being human. People who can laugh at themselves are
usually the happiest
and also the most intelligent
Making fun of your own ignorance is a lot more rewarding than just making
fun of other peoples ignorance. When you can laugh at your own stupidity,
then you can then be aware of your mistakes and also start reassessing
your own reasoning processes. Being able to laugh at yourself will also
make you more aware that
everyone is ignorant about something
, even you. So being able to laugh
at yourself will make you more
. When you
just make fun of other people
, and when you don't
judge yourself equally as you do others, then you will not develop
properly and you will become disillusioned and pessimistic. Then
eventually you will start
blaming other people
for your own problems. This means that being able
to laugh at yourself is essential for normal development and essential for
having normal relationships.
Humor helps us to relax and helps us to take a break
daily lives that are sometimes monotonous. Humor can also help us forget
our troubles and remind us that things are not all that bad. Humor doesn't
solve our problems, but humor does help us to change our
case we may be worrying too much
our problems. Looking on
without forgetting the dark side
of things is the best that we can do for now. Laugh, but
don't stop learning
Momentary lapse of reasoning should only be temporary, you still need to
. Not all
are bad as long as you
that you need
to take care of later on. You can Let it Go, just don't forget what you
let go of and why you let it go.
is something dull, tedious,
and repetitious or routine that is lacking in variety and interest, like
some jobs are.
When you laugh, you're not
, and when you're not afraid, you're free.
Humor has a Placebo Effect
- Laughter is
formed primarily by
flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a
contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a
"Duchenne smile". Smiles performed without the eye contraction can be
perceived as "fake
Ron utman: The Hidden Power of Smiling
Laughter acts as a stress buffer -- and even smiling helps
Humor ability reveals
intelligence, predicts mating success
Punchlines For Progress
(people smart) -
Did you know that people around the world can tell whether
folks are friends or strangers by listening to them laughing together?
I'm so fortunate to have a sense of humor
My sense of humor has been with me my entire life. I have learned how
extremely important it is to have a
sense of humor
. But I
never fully understood it or did I utilize all the benefits, until 2018,
when I finally educated myself. Knowledge can be funny, especially when
you learn about what being funny is. Having a sense of humor is like
having an extra awareness, a different way or another way of seeing
things. You need to question yourself every so often. You need to make
sure that you're understanding yourself and the world around you without
having any biases
or beliefs that may keep you from seeing the whole
picture. When learning becomes stubborn
, and when you ignore the fact that
new information and knowledge is available, then you will never develop or
progress as much as you could, and your mind will be trapped within this
ignorance, and your thoughts will
like being in a hamster wheel
and you will never reach your full potential. A sense of humor is like
having a third shoulder angle, like another independent view of things. An
angle that is almost always present, so that when you catch yourself doing something stupid,
saying something stupid or thinking something stupid, the angle reminds
you that sometimes laughing at yourself will help you refocus and
reexamine yourself in a non-hostile or non-critical way. You don't need to
judge yourself so negative, you can merely learn from it and then move on
and go back to the most important goals at hand. The only time that
laughing at yourself is bad is when
you're an as*hole
, because there's nothing funny about being an
as*hole. A sense of humor is like
having a daily reminder that asks, "Is everything alright?" And you
answer, "Thanks for asking brain, sometimes things get a little crazy and
I forget where I am. Thanks for the reminder." And then the
reply's, "Just keeping you honest and true to yourself my friend, besides,
who else can I laugh at without having someone make me feel bad about how
stupid some of my jokes are, I know, I make mistakes too, now laugh and
move on, I got to go back to work on creating some new jokes, ones that
could actually be funny, so relax, you will laugh again."
Death from Laughter
is a supposedly extremely
rare form of death
resulting from either cardiac arrest or asphyxiation, that has itself been
caused by a fit of laughter. Instances of death by laughter have been
recorded from the times of ancient Greece to modern times. Often, the
phrase "dying from laughter" is used as hyperbole.
A comedic genius is a comedian who examines the world for other
, and then
expresses that information
in a humorous or funny way. A comedic
genius likes to make
from a different
point of view
that could help someone see things in a different light. A comedic genius
likes to compare
things to other things during an
A comedian does not always express their observations to be
more accurate or truthful, it's more about inducing laughter
and confirming that what they see is similar to what the
sees, and the
is laughter. But even though laughter might
be the motive of a comedian, you cannot deny the fact that
this method of analyzing our world is
. But it's not always
Having a good sense of humor is
not just about laughter and being funny. It's about being able to see
things differently and understand things from a different perspective.
Being able to laugh at things is not as important as being able to look at
things in more than one way with an
. Laughter just seems to be the reward for not being
stubborn or narrow minded
We love to laugh at the
What if someone said this?
What if someone did that
? Humor is an exploration of our imagination.
We love to laugh at things that are abstract and only
exist in our minds
Laughter is a fantasy that can only be fulfilled by an open mind, a mind
that loves the bazar things in life and loves the things that are mostly
unnoticed or misunderstood. Laughter is a gift from God, a gift that says,
"if you don't have a sense of humor, your life is going to suck ass, and
that's not funny".
Sense of Humor
is the trait
of appreciating humor and being able to express humor. Having a sense of humor
can help reduce stress
and help you cope with pain.
Having a sense of humor can create empathy in social
situations, and can even improve relationships, but not always because you
can take a joke too far sometimes. (A good joke is about the delivery, the
timing and knowing your audience).
is also known as
or meta humor
is a type of comedic expression that—either directed toward some other
subject, or openly directed toward itself—is self-referential in some way,
intentionally alluding to the very person who is expressing the humor in a
comedic fashion, or to some specific aspect of that same comedic
expression. Self-referential humor expressed discreetly and
surrealistically is a form of bathos. In general, self-referential humor
often uses hypocrisy, oxymoron, or paradox to create a contradictory or
otherwise absurd situation that is humorous to the audience.
or a private joke
, is a joke whose
humour is understandable only to members
ingroup, that is, people who are in a particular social group, occupation,
or other community of shared interest. It is an esoteric joke, i.e., it is
humorous only to those who are aware of the circumstances behind it.
In-jokes may exist within a small social clique, such as a group of
friends, or extend to an entire profession
is a type of indirect and
that involves the joke-teller's delivering something
that is intentionally not funny, or lacking in
. The practice relies on the expectation on the
part of the audience of something humorous, and when this does not happen,
the irony itself is of comedic value. Anti-humor is also the basis of
various types of pranks and hoaxes. The humor of such jokes is based on
the surprise factor of absence of an expected joke or of a punch line in a
narration that is set up as a joke. This kind of anticlimax is similar to
that of the shaggy dog story. In fact, some researchers see the "shaggy
dog story" as a type of anti-joke.
is a technique used in storytelling to
produce a visceral reaction
audience. It is created by telling a story in a way which creates a
certain perception of events which is then revealed to be false often in
exact opposition to original perception. The term most often refers to its
use in many forms of humour which provides the audience with the twist or
punch line, intended to elicit amusement. However it can also be used to
elicit a tragic reaction, rather than a comic one. It has been theorised
that the essence of humour lies in two elements or factors, the relevance
factor, and the surprise factor. First, it is necessary to present
something familiar or relevant to the audience. This accounts for gaining
the involvement and scrutiny of the audience, who may believe they know
the natural follow-through thoughts or conclusion. Next, the actual
amusement results from the presentation of some twist on what the audience
expected, or else from interpreting the original situation in an
unexpected way. These twists and unexpected interpretations may be
summarized as the surprise factor. For this reason, knowing a punch line
in advance, or some situation which would flub the delivery of the
punchline, can destroy the surprise factor, and in turn destroy the
entertainment value or amusement the joke may have otherwise provided;
such information is known in some contexts as a spoiler. On the other
hand, a person previously holding the same unexpected conclusions or
secret perspectives as the comedian could derive amusement from hearing
those same thoughts expressed and elaborated. That there is commonality,
unity of thought, and an ability to openly analyze and express these
(where secrecy and inhibited exploration was previously thought necessary)
can be the surprise factor in these situations. This phenomenon explains
much of the success of comedians who deal with same-gender and
same-culture audiences on gender conflicts and cultural topics,
form of intelligent humor, the ability to say or write things that are
clever and usually funny. A wit is a person skilled at making clever and
funny remarks. Forms of wit include the quip and repartee.
refers to any discourse or work generally
intended to be humorous or to amuse by inducing laughter, especially in
theatre, television, film
and stand-up comedy. Stand-up Comedy
is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience,
usually speaking directly to them.
comprises a series of short comedy scenes
, called "Sketches
commonly between one and ten minutes long.
is a person who seeks to entertain an audience,
primarily by making them laugh.
My first favorite comedian was
I saw his movie at the
Palace Theater in Danbury
in the 70’s.
The movie was Richard Pryor performing live on stage. I never
laughed so hard in my life. Then there were
The Comedians from
. This one show has produced some of the world’s greatest
comedians, and is still doing so today. I couldn’t even imagine what the
world would have been like without Saturday Night Live and the comedians
they gave birth to.
is a performer whose act consists of imitating
others. The word usually refers to a professional comedian/entertainer who
specializes in such performances and has developed a wide repertoire of
impressions, including adding to them, often to keep pace with current
events. Impressionist performances are a classic casino entertainment
genre. Someone who imitates
one particular person without claiming a wide
range, such as a lookalike, is instead called an impersonator. In very
broad contexts, "impersonator
" may be substituted for "impressionist"
where the distinction between the two is less important than avoiding
confusion with the use of "impressionist" in painting and music. Usually
the most "impressive" aspect of the performance is the vocal fidelity to
– usually a politician or a famous person. Props may also be
employed, such as glasses or hats, but these are now considered somewhat
old-fashioned and cumbersome: the voice is expected to carry the act.
Because animated cartoons
often lampoon famous people (sometimes
obliquely), a facility for impressions is one of the marks of a successful
voice actor. Many cartoon characters are intended to be recognized by the
audience as evoking a specific celebrity, even when not explicitly named.
With such indirect references, the entertainment value does not lie so
much in the technical achievement of exactly reproducing the voice so much
as in merely making it recognizable; the joke lies in the reference to a
celebrity, not in its rendition. An impersonation is a replication of
someone's speech or body language. While most people try to
someone's voice, a truly great impressions take the whole body. Whether
you want to impress your friends or an audience, good impersonations
require little more than attention to detail and practice.
is a comedy that
aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly
, extravagant, and
thus improbable. Farce is also characterized by physical humor, the use of
deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. It is
also often set in one particular location, where all events occur. Farces
have been written for the stage and film. It's was
is a thing that is extremely unreasonable, so as to be
foolish or not taken seriously, or the state of being so.
is something that is highly incongruous or inferior,
sometimes deliberately so to make people laugh or get their attention, and
sometimes unintended so as to be considered laughable and earn or
provoke ridicule and derision.
is something that lacks any coherent meaning.
is a display of
humor in which words are used
within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people
laugh. It takes the form of a story, usually with dialogue, and ends in a
punch line. It is in the punch line that the audience becomes aware that
the story contains a second, conflicting meaning. This can be done using a
pun or other word play such as irony, a logical incompatibility, nonsense
or other means. A joke is a short humorous piece of oral literature in
which the funniness culminates in the final sentence, called the punch
In fact, the main condition is that the tension should reach its highest
level at the very end. No continuation relieving the tension should be
added. As for its being "oral," it is true that jokes may appear printed,
but when further transferred, there is no obligation to reproduce the text
verbatim, as in the case of poetry.
How to tell a Joke
Tell a Joke
Joke is a creative
interpretation of information where the joke teller takes the listener on
a crazy journey to an unexpected place where reality is not what it seems.
Whether the joke is funny or not funny is not important. What's important
is whether you can see something differently or whether you can tell if
the joke is relevant or not.
Senior Citizen Jokes
refers to the unexpected and funny conclusion
of a joke, story, performance or situation. It is the third and final part
of the typical joke structure that usually provides the necessary
information that would help someone to understand the joke. It is intended to make people laugh.
Four Humor Styles
Rod A. Martin
is a type of
works to make people feel good about themselves and to maintain
is relating to
the formation of social and emotional bonds
is to attack or confront
by pursuing one's aims and
interests forcefully. Self-Defeating
is to destroy or hurt
the thing that you are trying to accomplish.
form of word play
that suggests two or
more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of
similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.
are comic performers who employ slapstick or similar
types of physical comedy, often in a mime style.
is an entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance
eras who was a member of the household of a nobleman employed to entertain
him and his guests.Jest
humorous anecdote or a remark intended to provoke laughter. An activity
characterized by good humor. To tell a joke or to speak humorously. To act
in a funny or teasing way.
is a theatrical genre of variety
entertainment made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped
together on a common bill.Laugh Riot
is something very amusing and hilarious.Funny Movies and TV Shows
100 Clean Jokes
The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy
Sarcasm - Satire - Mockery - Shaming
Humor can be used as a method of defense against bad
people. Humor can also be used as a weapon of aggression to attack
someone's poor character. Humor can also be used as a method of
communicating the truth. Metaphors
is a sharp
, bitter gibe
, or a
or remark. Sarcasm may employ
sarcasm is not necessarily ironic. The distinctive quality of sarcasm is
present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by
The sarcastic content of a statement will be dependent upon the
which it appears. Teasing
is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in
which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule,
ideally with the intent of shaming individuals
, corporations, government
or society itself, into improvement.
is exposing human folly to ridicule.
especially irony, sarcasm, and ridicule, to
faults. Subject to laughter or ridicule. Language or behavior
intended to mock
. The act of deriding or
treating with contempt
or news comedy is a type of parody
presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a
satire because of its content. Two slightly different types of news satire
exist. One form uses satirical commentary and sketch comedy to comment on
real-world events, while the other presents wholly fictionalized news
stories. News satire is not the same as
is sometimes a humoristic view of a problem
that can be incredibly important when
trying to help people understand a particular problem. But just because
you make people feel aware about a particular problem, this does not
necessarily mean that you have solved that problem. Satire is a key to
understanding a problem, but you
still have to open the door and follow through if you want to solve that
is disdainfully or ironically
humorous; scornful and mocking
. Marked by casual
disrespect. Sardonic is an adjective describing dry, understated, and sort
of mocking speech or writing—such as a clever remark that stings because
it's so accurate. While sardonic comments seem slightly hostile, they are
supposed to be witty and humorous rather than deeply hurtful.
be disdainfully or cynically humorous,
mocking. A form of wit or humour, being sardonic often involves expressing
an uncomfortable truth in a clever and not necessarily
, often with a
degree of skepticism
- Replies to
is a comedy characterized by
broad satire and improbable situations. A composition that imitates or
misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.
is something said in an
ironic, flippant, or insincere way.
I'm just Goofing on You
means that I'm
just teasing you in a playful manner as some friends often do. We joke
around with each other as a way to challenge and test our awareness and
our behaviors. This is not a judgment, it's more of a question. Why do you
think that way? Why do you believe that way? And is my question fair and
accurate? What If
Humans love to tease
each other, especially friends and family, it's like a favorite pastime
that adds enjoyment to our relationships and makes our interactions more
interesting. But teasing
can be risky because you can hurt someone when the teasing turns into
insults. Sometimes we can go a little to far when kidding around. There is
sometimes truth in humor
, se we need to be
respectable and not just funny.
You know things are pretty bad when you take comedians
more seriously than politicians
Making fun of people needs more than comedic genius
it takes actions, a lot of actions
is an expression with connotations that are derogatory
either about the subject matter or to the audience. Dysphemisms contrast
with neutral or euphemistic expressions. Dysphemism may be motivated by
fear, distaste, hatred, contempt, or humour.
is a low opinion.
is substituting a mild term for
a harsher or distasteful one.
Butt of the Joke
is the person who the joke
is about or the person who is the target of a joke, or the reason for the
joke or the aim of a joke; the person or subject being
When People Are Laughing At You
that you have done something stupid or said something stupid that was not
intended to be funny, so people laugh at you to let you know how stupid
your action or comment was.
is showing a brooding ill humor.
is to be in a huff and display one's
or think moodily or
anxiously about something.
is a state of having simultaneous
reactions, beliefs, or feelings towards some object.
is a witty
insults or scorn by using the expression of one's
and using language
that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or
effect. A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately
what one expects and is often amusing as a result. The full significance
of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader
although unknown to the character.
is an event in
which what appears on the surface
to be the case,
but differs radically from
what is actually the case.Ironic
is something humorously sarcastic or mocking
and between what is
what actually is.
is a form of intelligent humor, the ability
to say or write things that are clever and usually funny. A wit is a
person skilled at making clever and funny remarks. Forms of wit include
the quip and repartee.Tongue in Cheek
is an idiom intended to be understood as a joke, although you might appear
to be serious. Tongue-in-cheek refers to a humorous or sarcastic statement
to express contempt in a mock serious manner. Biting one's tongue to
prevent an outburst of laughter.Touché
used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or the success or appropriateness of
an argument, an accusation, or a witty point.
Sometimes people say
some crazy things
, so it's a good idea to know when someone is joking.
Are you Joking?
Sometimes a simple
can make all
the difference. And when a person says that they are being totally
serious, this doesn't mean that what they are saying is true or accurate,
because people can contradict
all the time. Most people never ask the
that would make their statement more factual, instead of sounding
. It's never only an
, there is
always more to an opinion
. So you
either ask questions and educate yourself, or get used to spending the
rest of your life being ignorant and saying ignorant things.
problem with humor is that sometimes someone might not take something
seriously when they should be taking something seriously, or, take
something seriously when they should not take something seriously.
is never a given.
can sometimes be used in the wrong way
. But the funny thing is with humor,
is that you sometimes have no idea that you offended someone until they
say that they were offended, and then they blame you for not knowing that
they would be offended, like you should have known better. Hey, it's not
like I'm deliberately punching you in the stomach, words are not not made
of matter. But words do matter. That's when the receiver can imagine they
have been punched in the stomach. But dude, I didn't punched you, so what
the f*ck, why are you pretending that I punched you? And this is when the
conversation gets interesting. Bad Jokes
are still just jokes. But to an ignorant person, a bad joke can influence
bad behavior because an ignorant person might take the joke seriously or
literally. Some jokes can be a risky business and a double edge sword in
the wrong hands.Why are insensitive jokes
? Why are offensive jokes sometimes funny when they
can also be appalling, controversial, callous, emotionally hardened,
disturbing, politically incorrect and taboo.
Some people believe that offensive humour
such as sexist or racist
jokes can help break down barriers and challenge prejudice. But humor that
denigrates, belittles, or maligns an individual or social group is not the
way to breakdown barriers or to challenge prejudice, because not everyone
will think that a joke is funny.
is supposed to
be funny: intended to be humorous but often silly or inappropriate.
Cleverly amusing in tone.
is humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious
matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect.
is a laugh at with
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.
guess it's a
funny joke at some level for some people, but it's not funny for the victims.
You need to be careful with jokes.
When Jokes cross the
line, how do you define what that line is? Whether you're joking or not
joking, being understood is not easy because
I was just kidding.
I was just making a
joke or I was just being funny. All excuses. Saying things that we don't
mean to say does happen form time to time. And when we try to cover up our
ignorance with lame excuses like "I was just kidding", we fail to keep
communicating. Humor and jokes are important, but not always. Choosing
your words carefully includes jokes and humor at appropriate times. Don't
take your awareness for granted, and don't
pretend to know something
You may have been just kidding, but now the truth must be told. Are you
saying something important? Then say it without making a joke.
on one level, but not necessarily the same level for
How can something be so horrifying and disturbing, and
then at some particular moment later seem funny and stupid? The linking
word to this deviation is stupid. We want to be able to laugh at ourselves
and our stupidity, but we don't want to ignore our stupidity either. We
need to solve our problems and not just laugh at them. I want to keep
laughing, but I want to keep living too. You have to do both or you lose both.
The Other Side of
Way to Look at It
"There's not a lot of thinking going on in those moments, it's like
I'm in stupid mode, saying what ever comes to mind."
"I was always
doing stupid things to be funny, but sometimes I only ended up looking
stupid, chalk on up for stupidity."
Mockery - Humorous Insults
is a comedy genre in which the act
consists mainly of offensive insults
directed at the performer's audience
or other performers. Typical targets for insult include individuals in the
show's audience, the town hosting the performance, or the subject of a
roast. An insult comedian often maintains a competitive and interactive
relationship with his or her audience. The style has been described as
"festive abuse". The style can be distinguished from an act based on
satire, or political humor. Insult comedy is often used to deflect or
silence hecklers even when the rest of the show is not focused around it.
Triumph The Insult
Comic Dog - Late Night with Conan O'Brien at the Star Wars Premier
in comedy is an event in which a specific individual, a guest of
honor, is subjected to good-natured jokes at their expense
amuse the event's wider audience. This type of event was created as a mock
counter to a
. Such events are intended to honor a specific individual in a
unique way. In addition to jokes and insult comedy, such events may also
involve genuine praise and tributes. The implication is that the roastee
is able to take the jokes in good humor and not as serious
or insult, and it is seen by some
as a great honor to be roasted. The individual is surrounded by friends,
fans, and well-wishers, who can receive some of the same treatment as well
during the course of the evening. The party and presentation itself are
both referred to as a "roast". The host of the event is called the "roastmaster".
Anyone who is honored in such a way is said to have been "roasted".
into an art form, he was the king of
insults. And he played that part extremely well. He would
say things that were so rude and embarrassing that you just had
to laugh, because you knew he was kidding, he was hilarious.
He had that face and the personality with an uncanny ability
seem funny, so most people found it
you just love him for it, mostly because he was fulfilling a
type of fantasy for us, that fantasy that we all have of
being able to say anything that we want, things that we
would like to say, but we know we can't say. So for most
people, it's a lot safer to imagine being a rude person,
then it is to actually be a rude person. So in a way he's providing a type of service,
which shows you what you would look like if you were a jerk,
and at the same time, he's letting people know that laughing
at ourselves is good for us, and that we should never let
anyone get under our skin just because they have insulted
us, or perceive to be insulting to us. And that's the key,
he's not being honest, he's just making people laugh. He had
a special talent of making his misery make you feel happy
and feel better about yourself. That's how incredible he
was. He had a lot of material too, but he also had a
spontaneous wit that was sharp as a knife. So he was not
just reliant on his memory, he was also very adaptable to
particular moments. And that takes a lot of practice. But once a
comedian fills a particular
and perfects it, they can pretty much ride that
wave for ever. And he did. Don provided a great service
by making people laugh. And it's kind of funny to know a
person who actually made a
living being a jerk, it's totally amazing, and Don was totally respected
and loved for it too, and not just because he was a comedian,
but you also knew deep down inside that Don was a nice
person, he only played a part for us, how cool is that,
humans are amazing.
Mr. Warmth the Don Rickels Project 2008
An Emmy winning docu-comedy about the famous stand-up
comedian Don Rickles with interviews from Robin Williams,
Chris Rock, Sara Silverman, Clint Eastwood, and more. -
Aired: 02/19/2008 | Not Rated | 1 hr. 30 min.
e or laugh at in a scornful
or contemptuous manner. Imitate
with mockery and derision. Constituting a
copy or imitation
of something. Not authentic or real, but without the
intention to deceive. Treat with
is a humorous or satirical
Showing your contempt by derision. A composition that imitates or
misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.
someone vocally by
expressing contempt or ridicule. Sometimes playfully vexing, which is to
cause someone to feel irritation or annoyance.
is language or behavior intended
to mock or humiliate. The act of deriding or treating with
is an aggressive remark directed at a
person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
is to criticize someone harshly. To
treat someone rudely, or mention or speak to someone rudely.
or "Yo mama
" joke, is a reference to a
person's mother through the use of phrases such as "your
" or other regional variants, frequently used to insult the
target by way of their mother. Used as an insult, "your mother ..." preys
on widespread sentiments of
, making the insult particularly and globally offensive.
"Your mother" can be combined with most types of insults, although
suggestions of promiscuity are particularly common. Insults based on
obesity, height, hairiness, laziness, incest, age, race, poverty, poor
hygiene, unattractiveness, homosexuality, or stupidity may also be used.
Compared to other types of insults, "your mother" insults are especially
likely to incite violence. Slang variants such as "yo mama", "yo momma", "yer
ma", "ya mum", "ya mom", "ur mom", "your mum", "ur mum", "Joe mama"[a], or
"your mom" are sometimes used, depending on the local dialect.
involving "your mother" are commonly used when playing the Dozens.
"Your mama is so fat, when she jumps in the air she gets stuck."
Your mama is so fat, the back of her neck looks like a package of
hotdogs." Your mama is so fat, after I made love to her, I rolled
over twice, I was still on top of her." "Your mama is so stupid,
when the weather man said it was chilly outside, your mother ran outside
with a bowl."
reply to criticism is a reply that makes the other person realize their
mistake of criticizing something. A good reply will make the other person
see that they are no better, and that they are also guilty of the same
criticism. A good reply is basically saying to someone, "who are you to
judge, you have the same
and the same ignorance as the people you crticize." I don't
mean to be rude or disrespectful, but if your
is mostly just
then you are the one who is the most deserving of criticism.Comeback
a quick reply or an answer back to a question or remark, especially a witty
or critical one.Clap Back
quick and sharp response
or an insult
sometimes in a vengeful
manner. A comeback is intended to be a reply or an answer to a critical
remark or unfair treatment, sometimes by answering while clapping your
hands in rhythm of your words.Put that in your
Pipe and Smoke it
is used after stating something surprising or undesired,
to emphasize its truth. Also used after refuting an argument. Sometimes an
adjective is inserted before pipe. How do
you like them Apples
is directed jestingly or mockingly at someone
who has received surprising information, ridiculing the situation. Used
after an actual or proposed action with which the listener might be
displeased. Also used after refuting an argument.
How do you like
that is said in surprise or
is used to
acknowledge a hit in fencing or the success or appropriateness of an
argument, an accusation, or a witty point. Backfires
you intend or believe that you are doing something good, but it ends up
being something bad. My Bad.When you Rank
it means that you make a rude joke or comment about them
in order to embarrass them and make them feel bad for making you feel bad.
Take that you big brute.Brute
who lacks human sensibility.
I still make the mistake of saying
something stupid just to outdo or mimic the other person who said
something even more stupid first. That comeback sometimes backfires. When
someone says something stupid, they sometimes don't know how stupid their
comment was, and then you reply with something even more stupid, and then
that person looks at you like you're the idiot. Wait, my stupid comment
was just to make fun of your stupid comment. How the hell did we get here?
Oh yah, I remember now, two wrongs don't make a right. The most correct
way to deal with a stupid comment is to reply with an intelligent comment,
one that also reminds the person how incorrect their comment was. If not,
then just rank on them.
is a style of humor involving exaggerated
physical activity which exceeds the boundaries of normal physical comedy.
It's not about enjoying the suffering of others, it's about
us laughing at the accidents that happen to us that don't
hurt us, and that is why they are funny, because we can
survive misfortune. But as soon as an accident causes injury
or death, then they are not funny anymore. If someone went
blind from a
pie in the face
, it would not be funny.
Pie in the
is the act of throwing a pie at a person or people.
Non-consensual pieing is a punishable offence in criminal law, and
depending on jurisdiction is a battery but may also constitute an assault.
may also be actionable as a civil wrong (tort)
resulting in the victim of the pieing to recover damages in a lawsuit from
the tortfeasor. A pieing or pie attack may be intended as a simple
practical joke, it can be a political action when the target is an
authority figure, politician, industrialist, or celebrity and can be used
as a means of protesting against the target's political beliefs, or
against perceived arrogance or vanity. Perpetrators generally regard the
act as a form of ridicule
and humiliate the victim. In pieing,
the goal is usually to humiliate the victim while avoiding actual injury.
For this reason the pie is traditionally of the cream variety
, and is never a hot pie
. In Britain, a pie in the
context of throwing is traditionally referred to as a custard pie. An
aluminum pie pan or paper plate filled with whipped cream or shaving foam
can substitute for a real pie. Pieing and pie fights are a staple of
slapstick comedy, and pie "tosses" are also common charity fundraising
events, especially in schools. Pieing is also particularly popular in
Brazil where it is known as "torta na cara" and is
featured prominently on the Brazilian game show Passa ou Repassa on
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão and Agora Torta ("Now Pie") as well as in
a very large number of YouTube videos (several per day) uploaded by
Is a pie in the face the new baptism, or maybe
a new way of confessing
Can making fun of
our reactions to
our own ignorance
make our ignorance easier to understand? Can
making fun of our beliefs make them easier to understand? Can
there be truth in humor? Though I admire
freedom of speech
I'm still sometimes disturbed by seeing humor as a way to bring
light to our social problems. It's sick humor, but some how it's
kind of funny. Can humor be a teaching method
? Yes I believe
that humor can be a teaching method, and a very funny method as
well...well of course not always...nothing is forever, not even a good joke.
I sometimes have this feeling that
there are some people out there who are having a good laugh at
. Well let me tell you something, if I were there with you, I
would be laughing right along side of you, because there's no
doubt that I'm one really funny character. A
good sense of humor
is truly a beautiful gift. Where does it come from? Not to say that everything is funny of course, after all,
I'm not that crazy.
Fake TV - Funny, Not Real
to make fun of a subject by means of satiric
. A work created to imitate, make
fun of, or comment on an original work, its subject, author, style, or
some other target, by means of satiric
or ironic imitation.
is the intentional or inadvertent parodying or
exaggeration of one's usual behavior or speech. A self-parody is a parody
of oneself or one's own work. As an artist accomplishes it by imitating
his or her own characteristics, a self-parody is potentially difficult to
distinguish from especially characteristic productions.
to Alex Trebek and Sean Connery - Great SNL Jeopardy! Moments
or docucomedy is a type of
or television show
depicting fictional events but presented as a
productions are often used to analyze or comment on current events and
issues by using a fictional setting, or to parody the documentary form
itself. While mockumentaries are usually comedic, pseudo-documentaries are
their dramatic equivalents. However, pseudo-documentary should not be
confused with docudrama
in which dramatic techniques
are combined with documentary elements to depict real events. Also,
docudrama is different from docufiction; a genre in which documentaries
are contaminated with fictional elements
. Mockumentaries are often
presented as historical documentaries, with B roll and talking heads
discussing past events, or as cinéma vérité pieces following people as
they go through various events. Examples emerged during the 1950s when
archival film footage became available. A very early example was a short
piece on the "Swiss Spaghetti Harvest" that appeared as an April Fools'
prank on the British television program Panorama in 1957.
is a film
or video production that takes the form
or style of a documentary film but does not portray real events. Rather,
scripted and fictional elements are used to tell the story. The
pseudo-documentary, unlike the related mockumentary, is not always
intended as satire or humor. It may use documentary camera techniques but
with fabricated sets, actors, or situations, and it may use digital
effects to alter the filmed scene or even create a wholly synthetic scene.
is the cinematographic combination of documentary and
fiction, this term often meaning narrative film. It is a film genre which
attempts to capture reality such as it is (as direct cinema or cinéma
vérité) and which simultaneously introduces unreal elements or fictional
situations in narrative in order to strengthen the representation of
reality using some kind of artistic expression. More precisely, it is a
documentary mixed with fictional elements, in real time, filmed when the
events take place, and in which the main character or characters—often
portrayed by non-professional or amateur actors—are essentially playing
themselves, or slightly fictionalized versions of themselves, in a
fictionalized scenario. In this sense, docufiction may overlap to an extent with some
aspects of the mockumentary format, but the terms are not synonymous.
Docufiction is often confused with docudrama.
- Insult Comedy
is a genre of comedy centered on
characters who share a common environment, such as a home or workplace,
with often-humorous dialogue. Sitcoms originated in radio, but today are
found mostly on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. This
form can also include mockumentaries.
is a comic work that makes light of
serious, disturbing, and / or taboo subject matter.
Black Comedy Film
is humor about very unpleasant, serious, or
painful circumstances. Any humor that treats serious matters, such as
death, war, disease, and crime, in a light, silly or satirical fashion is
considered gallows humor.
is a specific genre of comedy that derives
humor from social awkwardness. Often a cringe comedy will have an air of a
and revolve around a serious setting, such as a workplace, to
lend the comedy a sense of reality. The protagonists are typically
egotists who overstep the boundaries of political correctness and
. Then the comedy will attack the protagonist by not letting
them become aware of their self-centered view, or by making them oblivious
to the ego-deflation that the comedy deals them. Sometimes an unlikable
protagonist may not suffer any consequences, which violates people's moral
expectations, and also makes the audience cringe
Life Is Worth Losing
was recorded November 5, 2005
at the Beacon
Theater in New York City, New York. It was the 18th album and thirteenth
HBO special by American comedian
. It was recorded
simultaneously with the live broadcast of the HBO special of the same
title, his 13th HBO stand-up comedy special. It was released on January
10, 2006. And since then the problems that George speaks about have gotten
worse, a lot worse. And too many people are still extremely ignorant, and
they don't even know it.
Life Is Worth
Losing - Dumb Americans - George Carlin
(youtube) - This is a good
example why some comedy routines are not funny because the words are
Brutally Honest and True. But this is the world that we live in, where
comedians are the only ones who have a voice that gets heard, except not
everyone realizes that what he says is not a joke. These are serious
problems that need to be solved.
America is one big
lie and you are a fool for believing in it
. (youtube) -
Famous Speeches about Injustices and Abuse
Delivering the news with humor makes young adults more likely to remember
. Could the merging of humor and news actually help inform
the public? New research found that young people were more likely to
remember information about politics and government policy when it was
conveyed in a humorous rather than non-humorous manner. They were also
more willing to share the information online.
with Trevor Noah is funny but true show that
is basically a highlight reel
of some of
the stupid sh*t that's in the media, which saves me a lot of time, and I also get a
good laugh, so it's a great service. Trevor replaced
at one time that his show did not stop political
corruption or stop crime from increasing. Or did It stop the
scumbags in the media from lying and misleading
All it did is remind us of just how
f*cked up people are in
, and in the media.
Even his jokes about corporate crimes did nothing,
especially when he was taking advertising dollars from the
same scumbags he made jokes about, hypocrite yes, but at
least he used some of that money to fight the abuses and
make us aware of criminals. But just making jokes about how
f*cked up people are does not stop them from being f*cked
up. I still watched the show anyway because it was one of
the few shows on TV that were entertaining enough to watch.
And it was still important to inform people about how f*cked
up things are, but it didn't show us the ways to correct
these flaws, it just made us aware of these flaws.
but Pinnacle. But luckily Trevor Noah came along
and kept the show going. He's doing such an amazing job that I feel kind
of bad for Jon. Jon did all that work for years just to see Trevor do an
even better job than he did. Sorry Jon, this guy is good, so no hard
feelings. Everyone should be happy about Trevors success, unless he begins
, who likes to cleverly slip in some bullshit with
his jokes, little things that you might not notice, unless you know that
it's a lie. These are some of the same lies told over and over again in
the media to manipulate the truth and misinform people, mostly for money
or corporate gain. It's a sad sickness.
There's Always a Little Truth in Humor
Yes there can be truth in humor
not all humor is truthful
. And humor is not the only form of communication that uses
. So you still have to have follow up questions in order to understand a statements true meaning.
A woman once told me that there is always a little truth in
humor. Yes there is, especially if it was meant to be
truth is not the always the intention
of the joke,
for if it were, a lot of jokes wouldn’t be that funny. Though a joke may be used
to expose the truth we should never judge the method of delivery,
especially when other methods have failed. But there is definitely danger
in joking about serious subjects. Of
course there can be a little truth in humor, how else could it be funny?
We want people to get the joke, but it's not a guarantee that someone will
understand the joke in the same way that you do. That's why we have to
say, "Did you get it
". Most people are not
making fun of you, most people are just asking a question. And they're
using humor, which is just one of many methods for transmitting
information. And this is not to say that the question is accurate or
justified or relevant. The joke may fail like just like many questions
fail. This is because people sometimes make an assumption instead of
making a point. So whether it's a joke or a question, all bets are off
until we can define what it is? Is it a stupid question or is it a good
question? If you can tell joke, then you have to take a joke. If you can
give a punch, then you have to take a punch. No sense in fighting against
of the universe. That's
a losing battle.Dirty jokes
have always got people in
trouble because they choose the wrong time and the wrong place for their
joke. But at the same time, people like Howard Stern have made a living
using perverted humor and dirty jokes. It seems that we don’t want
perverted humor and dirty jokes to go away. We just want more
responsibility and more compassion without infringing on free speech. So, can
this type of humor be responsible and compassionate and still be funny?
That has always been a challenge for comedians and writers. They have
always found the right way, and they have always found the wrong way. Both ways
are funny, but are both ways necessary? Another thing I noticed is, that
perverted humor is more funny to males than it is to females. I will watch
something and laugh my ass off, but when I watch that same funny clip with
a girl friend, for some reason, that same humorous clip is not funny
anymore. Why? Is it that I'm more aware of how funny it really is, or is it
that I'm just aware of how funny is just to guys? Is some humor gender-based? Maybe it's a good
thing that women don't always laugh at all our stupid jokes. How else
would we be aware of how ignorant we can be? We need each other,
especially for jokes. OK, that joke sucked, so please get over it. I made
my self perfectly clear that I'm not a comedian. Let's not drag this
paragraph out. If we can't laugh at ourselves, then the laughter will end.
friend told me once that I make jokes at other
Not that it was my intention, but it did make me
realize that some jokes can be bad. So I was an idiot and I didn't even
know it. I want to make people feel comfortable about certain things using
jokes or by expressing different points of view. But I have to be more
conscious and aware so that I can help people laugh at themselves instead
of making people feel bad about themselves. My bad.
I have always enjoyed comedy and humor
. Joking around is pretty
much part of who I am.
Though humor and laughter is incredibly therapeutic, humor can
also be insensitive and make light of our greatest flaws and
problems. That was the one of the reasons that kept me from pursuing a
career in comedy. But I'm so glad that other people chose
to be comics, because some one has to do it.
want to make people laugh but I also want to educate people.
And being a comedian is sometimes a contradiction to being an effective
educator. But learning can be fun, so using some
to give a lesson would make it more
interesting, besides we already make
so why not.
But if you become a comedian, you will have a hard
time getting people to take you serious, it will be hard to know
where the joke ends and the lesson begins. So I chose education instead of
a career in comedy. This is not to say that I don't respect or appreciate
comedy or comedians or entertainers. I
have always admired their talents and their commitment to their
craft. Besides, laughter is incredibly important part of being
human and should always be an important part of being human.
Besides that, maybe I can become a comedian near the end of my
life? Because being taken seriously is always a struggle when
you're a Senior
so why not have some fun.
That's Not Funny (2014) - full feature documentary
Lucy Dacus - "I
Don't Wanna be Funny Anymore"
(Official Music Video)
"Some people you just can't joke around with, either they
don't get the joke or they misunderstand the joke. So avoiding jokes and
sarcasm with certain people is a good idea."
How to Stop Taking Jokes Seriously
How to Take a Joke
The joke is, there is no joke
. We laugh at bad jokes because we're
stupid. We make fun of each other because we're stupid. If I
wanted to truly make someone feel better, I would find out
what would make them feel better, and then do that. There
are many different ways to make a person laugh and be happy, so to me, being a
truly gifted comedian is also being excellent communicator,
which I never was, because many of my jokes failed, not
because my jokes were horrible, it was because I was
ignorant, because the schools I went to were inadequate, as they
still are today. Freedom of speech can never live up to it's
full potential if you never fully educate people to fully
understand what speech is. So this is a language problem,
and an education problem. Something doesn't have to be a
joke in order for it to be offensive, because anything can
be offensive to anyone. So this is a language problem, a
communication problem, and an education problem. Being
offended because someone else is offended by what you said,
is offensive. We laugh at our flaws, not to make light of
them, but to overcome them. But if all we do is just joke
about our flaws, we will never overcome our flaws. We have
to learn how to overcome our flaws, we just can't laugh them
away. There's nothing wrong with you because you don't get
the joke. But at the same time, there's also nothing right
with you just because you did get the joke. Just because you
think something is funny, doesn't make you a better person
then someone else who thinks that same thing isn't funny.
Freedom of speech is nothing if you never fully understand
what speech is. So this is a language problem, a
communication problem, and an education problem, this is not
a joke problem. Say what you will, but if someone cannot
understand you, then you have to take the time to explain to
them, don't expect people to figure things for themselves.
Since you opened your mouth, you have to take responsibility
for your words, no matter how you thought your words were
supposed to be understood. If you want to twist words, then
you should learn how to untwist words so they're understood.
If you want to be ignorant, then expect ignorant reactions.
Freedoms will always be abused and misused, especially when
people are never fully educated enough in order to
understand how to use freedoms effectively, efficiently, or
accurately. This is a language problem, a communication
problem, and an education problem, this is not a joke
problem.The Jokes on You
is when you try to pull a joke on someone
but instead you become the
victim of your own joke, and your practical joke or malicious act has
backfired. You tried to make someone else look silly but you made yourself
look silly and now you are the butt of the joke, or the person or subject
being mocked or ridiculed or teased.
Being intelligent means you will still get to laugh
, but you
will now consider the time, the place and the reasons more
carefully before making a joke. We still want people to make
horrible jokes, we just want our jokes at the right time and
in the right place. But we still have this problem of people
repeating horrible jokes when they're not supposed to. Hey!
I didn't say it, that person said it. That always sounds really
stupid, doesn't it? The words came out of your mouth but you
blame someone else for the words.
National Lampoon's Animal House
(1978 wiki) -
I'm No Dummy
(behind the curtain)
- Cheech and Chong
- Movie Knowledge
Funny TV Shows
is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of
characters who carry over from episode to episode. Sitcoms can be
contrasted with sketch comedy, where a troupe may use new characters in
each sketch, and stand-up comedy, where a comedian tells jokes and stories
to an audience. Sitcoms originated in radio, but today are found mostly on
television as one of its dominant narrative forms. This form can also
include mockumentaries. A situation comedy television program may be
recorded in front of a studio audience, depending on the program's
production format. The effect of a live studio audience can be imitated or enhanced by the use of a laugh track.
100 Seinfeld Quotes
- Popular TV Shows
Saturday Night Live
The Top Funniest TV Shows
is pre recorded laughter or artificial
laughter, canned laughter or fake laughter that is made to be inserted
into the show to make it seem like people are there laughing, but no one
is there. What if you
saw a TV show without a
? Would it still be funny?
Why is it Funny to See People Fail
Fail 2010 Compilation
- A Funny Stuff
- Funny or Die
- Other TV Shows
Viral Videos of the Year 2018
Top 100 Viral
Videos of the Year 2018
Hidden Camera Humor - Practical Jokes - Pranks
A fun way to examine human
was a show called
Watching people when they have no idea that they are
is an American hidden camera and practical joke reality
television series created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially
began on radio as The Candid Microphone on June 28, 1947. After a series
of theatrical film shorts, also titled Candid Microphone, Funt's concept
came to television on August 10, 1948, and continued into the 1970s. Aside
from occasional specials in the 1980s and 1990s, the show was off air
until making a comeback on CBS in 1996, before moving to PAX in 2001. This
incarnation of the weekly series ended on May 5, 2004, concurrent with the
selling of the PAX network itself. Beginning on August 11, 2014, the show
returned in a new series with hour-long episodes on TV Land.
Social Behavior Experiments
Hidden Camera Scare Pranks
More Hidden Camera Pranks
Laughs - 10 Funniest Pranks (18)
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Security Camera Effects
I have recently watched
and realized that
can be a great teaching tool that can
teach us about human behavior. When I was a kid I loved
, which was just one of the many
Hidden Camera Television Series
. They gave rise to other
series such as
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment
What Would You Do
? We can easily use all these videos to
teach people about what they would do if faced with these
Scary Prank Video's Funny and Dangerous?
Remember this one..What's Wrong With This Picture?
List of Practical Joke Topics (wiki)
Taking Fake Book Covers on the Subway (youtube)
"Where the ordinary can become
extraordinary in an instant, where normal life can be
interrupted by surprise, and where for a moment, if we are
paying attention, we can be lifted out of the repetition of
routines into a creative act that can be hidden in every
moment." (Quote from Bad Grandpa .5)
Prank is a practical
joke or mischievous act or to play a trick on someone.
Fool someone. (ponzi).
Practical Joke is a prank or
trick played on a person, especially one intended to make
the victim appear foolish.
Practical Joke is a mischievous trick played on someone,
generally causing the victim to experience embarrassment,
perplexity, confusion, or discomfort. A person who performs
a practical joke is called a "practical
joker". Other terms for practical jokes include gag,
jape, or shenanigan.
is a cunning or
deceitful action or an act done for fun and amusement.
Magic Trick. (illusion).
Playing a Joke on Someone is when a person tricks
someone or pranks someone in order to confuse them or to
cause a problem for them, usually for the amusement of the
prankster and usually at the expense of the other person,
Rickrolling is a prank and an Internet meme involving an
unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick
Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up". The meme is a type of
bait and switch using a disguised hyperlink that leads to
the music video. The victims, believing that they are
accessing some unrelated material, are said to have been
rickrolled. The trend has extended to disruptive or humorous
appearances of the song in other situations, such as a live
appearance of Astley himself in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
I picked up a hitchhiker last night. The hitchhiker
said to me, "How do you know that I'm not a serial killer?"
I then replied and told him that "The chances of two serial
killers being in the same car at the same time is
astronomical." He then jumped out of the car. Some people
just can't handle a good joke.
Bloopers - Outtakes
News Bloopers 2015
is a short sequence of a film or video
production, usually a deleted scene, containing a mistake made by a member
of the cast or crew. It also refers to an error made during a live radio
or TV broadcast or news report, usually in terms of misspoken words or
is a portion of a work (usually a film or
music recording) that is removed in the editing process and not included
in the work's final, publicly released version. In the digital era,
significant outtakes have been appended to CD and DVD reissues of many
albums and films as bonus tracks or features, in film often, but not
always, for the sake of humor. In terms of photos, an outtake may also
mean the ones which are not released in the original set of photos (i.e.
photo shoots and digitals).
Greatest Movie Bloopers and Outtakes
refers to footage that has been removed, censored, replaced,
or simply left out from the final version of a film or television show.
(It is occasionally referred to as a "cut scene", however the different
usage of this phrase in reference to video games makes this term uncommon
in this context.) A related term is "extended scene", which refers to the
longer version of a scene which was shortened for the final version of the
film. Often extended scenes will be included in collections of deleted
scenes, or also referred to as deleted scenes themselves.
and Comedy Worlds Funniest Songs. Comical or Nonsensical Songs. The Combination of Music and Laughter.
List of Novelty Songs
Best Comedy Albums of all time
is a comical or nonsensical song,
performed principally for its comical effect. Humorous songs, or those
containing humorous elements, are not necessarily novelty songs.
Voice Overs - Bad Lip Reading Jokes
"STRANGER THINGS: A Bad Lip Reading"
"NFL 2018" — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL
- "NFL 2017" — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL
A 'Bad Lip Reading' Of The Royal Wedding
I really enjoy other
too like from
Weird Al Yankovic
and others on
Comics - Cartoons
is a sequence of drawings arranged in
interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often
serialized, with text in balloons and captions.
List of Newspaper Comic Strips
American Comic Book
was a precursor of
, and the second a
standard 1930s comic book.
is a type of two-dimensional illustration, typically
non-realistic or semi-realistic artistic style of drawing or painting, or
an image or series of images intended for satire, caricature, or humor, or
a motion picture that relies on a sequence of illustrations for its
. An artist who creates cartoons is called a cartoonist.
Famous Cartoon Characters
is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a
simplified or exaggerated way through sketching, pencil strokes or through
other artistic drawings. Caricature is a
representation of a person
that is exaggerated for comic effect.Creative Drawing
I use to Love the Funny Papers Section in the Sunday News
in the 60's 70's and 80's. Here are some of my favorite comic strips, I
had these taped to my refrigerator for over 15 years.
Two hunters are out in the
woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his
eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency
services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”. The operator says
“Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a
silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says “OK, now
A man walking down the street sees another man with a very
big dog. The man says: “Does your dog bite?” The other man replies: “No,
my dog doesn’t bite”. The first man then pats the dog, and the dog bites
his hand, and shouts; “I thought you said your dog didn’t bite”. The other
man replies: “That’s not my dog”.
Funny Zen Thoughts -
For those who take life a little too Seriously
I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
A day without sunshine is like, night.
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.
42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name.
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
Honk if you love peace and quiet.
Remember, half the people you know are below average.
He who laughs last thinks slowest.
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your life.
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
Always try to be modest, and be proud of it!
If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
OK, so what's the speed of dark?
How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously
When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong
Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
And your final Zen thought for the day..... Why do psychics
have to ask you for your name?
is a short joke, typically a pun, presented as a one-liner or a question
and answer, but not a narrative. Generally inoffensive, dad jokes are
stereotypically told with sincere humorous intent, or to intentionally
provoke a negative reaction to its overly-simplistic humor.
the fish say when he swam into the wall? Dam!" "Whose concert costs only
45 cents? 50 cent featuring Nickelback."
Rated R Jokes
Warning Some Content is Rated "R"
Restricted and X-Rated
Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian
who has a really good sense of humor.
How can perverted humor, profanity and dirty jokes be so
insulting and funny at the same time? This goes way beyond
comprehension and mood. It’s more about personal beliefs and personal
experience. There are just some things that you shouldn’t make fun of. Is
that why comedians are so attracted to this type of taboo? Is there humor
in shocking people? Why do I seem to remember more dirty jokes then the
non-dirty jokes? Is being able to laugh at a dirty joke a sign of
intelligence or a sign of ignorance? Or Both?
When you spend as much time on the internet as I do you are
bound to come across some really funny stuff. So since I'm
organizing the internet in other categories I figured this
category has been long overdue. We all need laughter in our
lives and we also need to laugh at ourselves once in a
try to be Funny
So this category is where I will collect all the really funny
stuff that I can find, or more accurately, what I think is
funny. Because funny is hardly universal. That is one of the
flaws of comedy because comedy is mostly dependent on
comprehension and mood, which we know is sometimes different
from person to person.
Funny Lessons Learned
I've learned-that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes.
I've learned-you should always leave loved ones with loving words. You may need to borrow money.
I've learned-that it takes years to build up trust, and only suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.
I've learned-that it's not what you have in your life but how much you have in your bank accounts.
I've learned-that money is a great substitute for character.
I've learned-that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better have a big dick or huge tits.
I've learned-that you shouldn't compare yourself to others - they are more fucked up than you think.
I've learned-that you can keep puking long after you think you're finished.
I've learned-that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.
I've learned-that either you control your attitude or you will be offered medication.
I've learned-that no matter how badly your heart is broken therapy is still expensive.
I've learned-that overzealous customs agents can change your life in a matter of hours.
I've learned-that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.
I've learned-that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
And all the less important ones just never go away.
I've learned-To say "Fuck them if they can't take a joke" in 6 languages.
There’s nothing more liberating then saying those three words to someone who deserves it…Go Fuck Yourself !
Foul Mouth Language
ineffective when communicating.
Farts - Why is Passing Gas Funny?
Why are Flatulence
more funny to men then women?
refers to any type of joke, practical
joke device, or other off-color humor related to flatulence.
20 Classic Movie Farts
Fart Sound Effects
What's a Fart made of and what's in a Fart
New movie based on Star wars is "Fart
Wars" with Princess Laya Fart, Luke Skyfarter and Darth Farter, "Luke, I'm
your Farter" , "Welcome to the Fart Side" , "May the Fart be with you".
Fart Types and Meanings
One-second duration, nice resonant reverberation, and
pungent odor cloud with a nearly instantaneous 5-foot
radius. Your standard, everyday, friendly fart.
Sounds loud and butch, e.g., 'BRAAAMMPPP!' Smells like a
cross between a decaying meadow muffin on a hot day and a
Smells very much like rotten eggs (or hydrogen sulfide). A
powerful odor which tends to put people off lunch. Often
rips out in the fashion of a Bunbuster
'BRAAAP!' Sounds something like a Beefy One, except much
more sudden and much more powerful. May smell either eggy or
beefy. Leaves your asshole smarting. You really feel these
Sends seismic ripples to the next town. Rips the seams in
the crotch of your pants. This fart genuinely hurts, and you
can still feel it 20 minutes later. Anyone sitting nearby
may experience hearing loss.
Sputters to a start, but then keeps putt-putting along
spewing out an endless cloud of dirty, noxious fumes.
Surprise! You didn't even know that it was there, but
suddenly . . . 'BRRMP!' Yellow surprise
Sounds just like a gunshot. Unbelievably loud indoors. Hard
to believe that this emanates from between your buttocks.
Bullet explodes into billions of virulent odor molecules.
Gunshot farts are relatively rare but, like guns, very
You can't make an omelet without breaking wind, a B. Kliban
Puny and unsatisfying. Sounds a bit like a muffled 'Wheeeek,'
but smells foul.
The kind that seems to be a fart
right up to the point at which you release it. At this
stage, matters become less sure, as it feels too solid for
comfort. You go to the bathroom and check your underpants at
the first possible opportunity.
It feels like it's going to be a large beefy one, but out
comes a tiny little squeaker fart plus the head of something
massive. You tense your buttocks fast, lest you give birth
to the brown equivalent of a zeppelin.
The type of fart that seems harmless, but then brings a
small poop as a housewarming gift. You shuffle off to the
toilet and give thanks you weren't in a business meeting or
job interview when it happened. If you were, you're screwed.
Bubbly! Sometimes messy too.
SBD (Silent But Deadly):
Totally inaudible but somehow causes all the occupants in a
room to collapse. Smell is undefined because nasal
investigators haven't had time to analyze the odor before
passing out. (This one is also known as SBL: Silent But
Lethal and Toxic Assassin.) Dangerous Gases sign!
GNL (Gambled 'n' Lost):
You take a gamble that it's going to be a fart and stay
where you are, but tragically come to realize that this is
much more than a fart... Next big gamble: do you put your
underpants in the laundry basket and hope your wife won't
notice, do you wash 'em out yourself, or do you throw 'em
The original wet fart, which leaves a mark on your pants and
gives you a cold wet sticky sensation when you walk. Try to
avoid this one if you're wearing white trousers.
Not Now Please!
You feel the presence of a mighty fart but are unable to
release it due to your situation (first date, new customer,
important business meeting, etc.). You clench your buttocks
together so hard you nearly have a stroke, and wait for the
pressure to subside. Success depends upon a number of
factors, but in the end you're probably going to have to
face the music (literally). Or you can try the stealth
You let it out as silently as possible and nobody hears it.
You discreetly take deep sniffs and smell nothing. You think
you got away with it. But 30 seconds later, as if released
from a stasis field, everybody starts to cough and splutter.
You point to the person next to you and try to look
The first fart of the morning. All that broccoli, beans, and
beer you had for dinner last night has decayed and fermented
into about 1,000 ml of noxious gas just dying to escape from
your rectum. Whether you let go under the covers when you
first wake up or hold it until you're taking your early
morning pee, releasing that first fart of the day feels oh,
so good and sets the tone for the whole day.
Sound like they have some juice in them.
A fart you make in bed -- any kind at all -- followed up by
holding your partner's head under the bedclothes so that
he/she can get the full effect of it. Good for moving a
stalled divorce process along. Very bad early in your marriage.
I didn't fart, my ass just blew you a kiss.
Farts are natural. It's just physics.
High pressure gas
will always seek out areas with low pressure. Passing gas is just what
nature does, except for that smell, that's' something different.
Little Nancy was in the garden
filling in a hole when her neighbor peered over the fence.
Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he
politely asked, "What are you up to there, Nancy?"
"My goldfish died," replied Nancy tearfully without looking up,
"and I've just buried him."
The neighbor was very concerned. "That's an awfully big hole for
a goldfish, isn't it?"
Nancy patted down the last heap of dirt then replied, "That's
because he's inside your fucking cat."
Which sexual position produces the ugliest children? Ask
A guy is driving down the street. A cop pulls him over and says,
"Sir, were you aware that your wife fell out of the car about a
mile back?" The guy says, "Oh, thank God! I thought I went
What has 75 balls and screws old ladies? Bingo!
Why do Italians hate Jehovah's Witnesses? Italians
hate ALL witnesses.
What's the difference between an oral thermometer and a rectal
thermometer? The taste.
What's the difference between a
G-Spot and a Golf ball? A man will spend 20 minutes looking for
a Golf ball.
Jokes for the Elderly
A blonde and a brunette were walking past a flower shop when the
brunette happened to notice her boyfriend buying flowers.
"Oh no, my boyfriend is buying me flowers again for no
particular reason," sighed the brunette.
The blonde looked at her friend oddly and said, "What's the big
deal? Don't you like getting flowers?"
"Oh, sure I do, but I really don't feel like spending the next
three days on my back with my legs in the air."
The blonde thought for a moment and then asked, "Don't you have a vase?"
Saturday Night Live -
Shake weight DVD
High as F@%k" Music Video
- Jon Lajoie.
- Pointless Profanity
This is so gross and wrong on so many
levels, but what makes it funny is that Jon Lajoie made
a song from it.
2 Girls 1 Cup Song
- Jon Lajoie - These 2 girls would win any gross out contest, which is
pretty tame compared to).
Jackass 2 Best Moments
The Definitive Winnebago Man
, A lot of swearing (youtube)
Sexual Innuendos On The News
Louis Chewed Up
Jefferies - Fully Functional
New Axe Commercial - Wash Your Balls
The Weinerlogues with Jane Lynch from
(funny or die)
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Attends Trump’s Inauguration -
CONAN on TBS
Mr. Bunting - SNL
"I sing my song for all to hear".
100 of the Greatest Movie Insults of all time:
I never realized just how much this phrase has been Uttered in
movies...You Look Like Sh*t
"Fuck" from Every Tarantino Film
- This list encompasses
all “fuck” as part of dialogue in all films WRITTEN by
Tarantino. (youtube 26:37 Published on Dec 21, 2015).
A first-grade teacher, Ms Brooks,
was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher
asked, "Harry, what's your problem?"
Harry answered, "I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My
sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is!
I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!"
Ms. Brooks had enough. She took Harry to the principal's
While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher
explained to the principal what the situation was. The
principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test.
If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go
back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed.
Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained
to him and he agreed to take the test.
Principal: "What is 3 x 3?".
Principal: "What is 6 x 6?"
And so it went with every question the principal thought
a 3rd grader should know.
The principal looks at Ms. Brooks and tells her, "I
think Harry can go to the 3rd grade."
Ms. Brooks says to the principal, "Let me ask him some
The principal and Harry both agreed.
Ms. Brooks asks, "What does a cow have four of that I
have only two of?"
Harry, after a moment: "Legs."
Ms Brooks: "What is in your pants that you have but I do
The principal wondered why would she ask such a
Harry replied: "Pockets."
Ms. Brooks: "What does a dog do that a man steps into?"
The principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open.
Ms. Brooks: "What goes in hard and pink then comes out
soft and sticky?"
The principal's eyes opened really wide and before he
could stop the answer, Harry replied, "Bubble gum."
Ms. Brooks: "What does a man do standing up, a woman
does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?"
Harry: "Shake hands."
The principal was trembling.
Ms. Brooks: "What word starts with an 'F' and ends in
'K' that means a lot of heat and excitement?"
The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the
teacher, "Put Harry in the fifth-grade, I got the last six questions wrong... "