Month: June 2014

What do I know about the difference between British and American comedy?

Very little. Well, that is not exactly true. I traveled the world to understand humor, and I have watched a lot of British gangster films. Maybe that is why the nice people at The Dairy Center for the Arts invited me to do a Q & A about the British comedy film, Alan Partidge (starring […]

Another Academic Minute

I was recently invited to talk about what makes things funny for the WAMCs Academic Minute. (I also did one in 2013.) The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy. Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College, […]

Naming the Big Day Theory

To me, every day is a big day. People like the idea: Darwyn Metzger put it in his twitter bio:   Scott Francis, writes: I’m totally adopting this. Question: Is it: #EDIBD, or is it #TBID or #TIBID?” This is a good question. Mark Daniel prefers  #EDBD. (Note: his profile has since changed): The Big […]

Funny Bizz Conference – San Francisco

I am speaking about business and humor at the Funny Bizz conference tomorrow. San Francisco friends, get your tickets here. Some info: Ever wonder how Silicon Valley’s top startups use comedy, improv and storytelling principles to create great content, stand out from the noise and ultimately sell more? There is a movement beginning. The lines […]