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One Question For: Joel Warner

Discover “The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny."

May 2014

—Joel Warner; Image courtesy of Anthony Camera

So, why do we laugh?

The best comedy is a mixture of pleasure and pain. It’s almost a tight-rope act. My favorite comedians—Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, Sarah Silverman, Jim Jefferies—step over that line, but just enough. You can take pleasure in the cleverness. It feels a bit dangerous and forces us to re-evaluate our perception of things.

 

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