The research, by contest sponsor Boddingtons beer, found comics get fewer laughs
from one-liners than funny stories about everyday life because the audience can relate to the latter.
The whole 'Don't Laugh
at Me' project started with a song, discovered by my daughter, Bethany, and then played for Peter, Paul, & Mary.
That one's laugh
has a strident and unlovely harshness, as when a mean she-ass brays by the rough millstone.
However, despite these various examples of derisive humour, the explanation that humour relates to feelings of superiority is not always enough to explain why people laugh
Researchers have suggested that the average American needs to laugh
fifteen times a day or more to be healthy.
Joan's competence is being challenged, but if she hears and doesn't laugh
, she's a "poor sport" or "too sensitive.
When kids tickle Elmo once on any of the tickle spots, he starts to laugh
and slap his leg twice, then falls down into a sitting position and rocks himself back up to standing while laughing.
After many heated debates about whether The Hangover really is the funniest movie ever, we asked our members to vote for the 10 movies that make them laugh
the most, and then conducted our own research into how many times those included in this list made us giggle," the Daily Mail quoted Helen Cowley, editor of Lovefilm, as saying.
If religious faith doesn't make us laugh
out loud with the marvelous joke of the kingdom--the last wind up first, the powerful will be thrown down and the lowly brought up, the meek inherit the whole shooting match--what other reaction ought we to have?
With teatro, people laugh
, sing, and enjoy a few moments of levity.
The chapter dealing with the post-Civil Rights era may be the most painful to read, the hardest for many readers to laugh
at; it cuts so close to recent experiences and failed hopes.
Young children, constantly surprised by their world, tend to laugh
at toilet humour while teenagers deal with their awkwardness by laughing at things like sex and authority figures.