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Joke boffins analyze tragedy humor

“Too soon!” complained the audience when comedian Jeffrey Ross did a skit about the recent shootings in Colorado, but psychologists exploring humor and tragedy say it’s not quite that simple. The new research, from the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, asked the question: when are tragedies okay to joke about – […]

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Men 2% funnier than women

A University of California study by psychologist Laura Mickes has found that men are funnier than women, but not by much, and probably not because it helps them find partners. The stereotypical belief that men have a GSOH is based on an evolutionary sexual-selection argument that likens a man’s sense of humor to a peacock’s […]

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