The Humor Code

The Humor Code

A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner on a far-reaching search for the secret behind humor. Their journey spanned the globe, from New York to Japan, from Palestine to the Amazon. Meanwhile, the duo conducted their own humor experiments along the way-to wince-worthy, hilarious, and illuminating results. In their quixotic search, they questioned countless experts, from comedians like Louis C. K. to rat-tickling researchers, and answered pressing (and not-so-pressing) questions such as, 'What's the secret to winning the New Yorker cartoon caption contest?'; 'Who has the bigger funny bone-men or women, Democrats or Republicans?'; and 'Is laughter really the best medicine?' As a final test, McGraw uses everything they learned to attempt stand-up-at the largest comedy festival in the world. Funny, surprising, and often touching, The Humor Code is a revealing exploration of humor, society, and an unusual friendship
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2014
[United States] : Tantor Audio : 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781494521769
1494521768
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 45 min.)) : digital

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