Month: October 2015

Repost: Humor and haunted houses

Are you visiting a haunted house in the couple weeks? I’ve observed two kinds of comedy associated with haunted houses: You observe people being scared and then laugh about it. You laugh at people’s reactions to being scared. Both seem to be happening here. Check out more here. Alf Lamont, a friend and supporter of […]

The Humor Code’s Slate series revisited: No, men are not funnier than women. (#10)

After traveling the world and meeting people at the front-lines of comedy, Joel Warner and I were curious about gender differences in humor: So where did this notion that men are funnier than women come from? Maybe it’s simply because comedy, from the vaudeville scene of the early 20th century to stand-up today, has traditionally […]