Day 337-- humor

Have you ever tried to pin down what makes you laugh? Or maybe take it a step further and figure out what your sense of humor is like?

I have recently; maybe it's like trying to put artificial boundaries up around something fluid, but it's a fun activity on an overly-humid summer eve.

Aside from the occasional dip into lowbrow humor, I am drawn to these traits:

-deadpan delivery, or dry humor in general
-gallows humor
-irony
-heavy language aspect--example: the whole 'dessert' running gag in Hot Fuzz, or the jokes surrounding all of the villagers' surnames in the same film (they're all descriptions of what they do)
-awkward pauses (but only if used sparingly)
-droll statements (which sort of ties into the deadpan thing)

Of course, I realize that there are things I didn't list that make me laugh, and aspects I listed that don't work in some situations.

People that make me laugh: Flight of the Conchords, Jim Gaffigan, Eddie Izzard, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin.

What about you? What are some things that make you laugh?

posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 8/08/2007 10:44:00 PM,

2 Comments:

At 11:52 AM, Blogger James said...

I like farts.

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Lady Insomnia said...

"I'm just getting the newspaper..."

"Yeah, before the monsters do, right?"

 

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