Ep 275: What Makes Some People Funny?

MichaelCognition, Intelligence and Language, Personality1 Comment

You probably know someone who is just plain…well, funny. They may not necessarily even tell that many jokes, but they know how to come up with funny interpretations for what’s going on around you (“That guy looks like….”). They just know how to make you laugh. Researchers have studied this in great depth to find out What kind of personality makes for a good strong ability to just come up with funny stuff. And if you’ve ever watched the TV show, “Who’s Line Is It Anyway”, in which comedians have to come up with funny stuff on the spot, you’ve probably wondered how they do that. Let’s take a look.

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One Comment on “Ep 275: What Makes Some People Funny?”

  1. Through this podcast, I found this episode and I’m quite interested in using the article as a basis as a topic for our Psych Research 1 course.

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