Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Scientists to Comedians: We Know Why You're Funny, You Don't Know Why We're Boring

from the NY Times:

Occasionally we’re surprised into laughing at something funny, but most laughter has little to do with humor. It’s an instinctual survival tool for social animals, not an intellectual response to wit. It’s not about getting the joke. It’s about getting along.

So this means I don't have to be funny to get laughs, I have to be likable. I am more fucked than a Paris Hilton impersonator in prison.

1 comment:

RG Daniels said...

However, one can argue that in order to be liked, you must make em laugh. This is a chicken/egg thing...don't read into that beeshat.