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Why Am I Laughing?
Episode 4 | Why are Jokes Funny?
October 05, 2016 Why Am I Laughing

This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the anatomy of jokes. Why are jokes funny? What makes them funny? What does “funny” even mean? From brain function to dysfunction, we discuss the true nature of why we are laughing. 00:49 - Box Office: MacGruber 2 film in the works. 4:05 - Television: “What We Do In The Shadows” creators greenlit for a TV show about paranormal activity in New Zealand 7:05 -Why Are Jokes Funny? 9:34 - What is “Funny” 17:30 - The Anatomy of a Joke 19:40 - Joke Categories 20:10 - Observational Jokes 23:02 - Self Depricating Jokes 25:52 - Sinical Jokes 27:53 - Over the top Jokes 29:20- Satirical Jokes 31:19 - Physical Jokes 33:53 - Timing/Situational 36:24 - Puns/Word Play 36:36 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 44:26 - #WAILMailoftheWeek Want us to read your email on next week's show? Send your words to whyamIlaughingpod@gmail.com You can always find our podcast on: iTunes Podcast app : goo.gl/p8BOlU Google Play : goo.gl/rsldp9 Stitcher : goo.gl/mtIGvk TuneInRadio: goo.gl/XkpKdr Twitter: @WAILPod https://twitter.com/WAILPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whyamilaughing/ PodTyrant: goo.gl/srVA3P Check out other amazing podcasts on the PodTyrant network at Podtyrant.com or GeekTyrant.com Sources “The Anatomy of Funny” http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun06/anatomy.aspx “Philosophy of Humor” http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/humor/#RelThe “Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby” Joke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFHsF-zJy4

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