Month: April 2015

Join the Humor Hackfest during Boulder Startup Week

The Humor Research Lab and Quick Left have teamed up to host a Humor Hackfest at Boulder Startup Week. The hackfest is a signature event at Quick Left’s office (Pearl St. and 9th) on Tuesday, May 12th from 6 -10 pm. Sign-up HERE.  Would your life be better if you were funnier? Let’s make the […]

The Humor Code’s Slate series revisited: Every culture has a Polish joke—but only Americans make fun of lawyers. (#5)

In this article, Joel Warner and I examine possibly the oldest and most reliable joke form: the ever glorious, occasionally treasured and often reviled “stupidity jokes.” “Nearly every country has stupidity jokes,” [Christie] Davies told us when we visited him in Reading, England. The fact that he’s uncovered a nearly universal kind of joke is […]