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The humor code : a global search for what makes things funny

Author: Peter McGraw, (Ph. D.); Joel Warner
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McGraw, (Ph. D.); Joel Warner
ISBN: 9781451665413 1451665415
OCLC Number: 879249051
Description: xv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Colorado : set-up --
Los Angeles : who is funny? --
New York : how do you make funny? --
Tanzania : why do we laugh? --
Japan : when is comedy lost in translation? --
Scandinavia : does humor have a dark side? --
Palestine : can you find humor where you least expect it? --
The Amazon : is laughter the best medicine? --
Montreal : punch line.
Responsibility: Peter McGraw, PhD, and Joel Warner.

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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.

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