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HOSIC What's so funny? (search for universal humor)

How do different groups( age/gender/nationality) react on different types of humors?

Seungyeun ha

on 12 November 2012

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Transcript of HOSIC What's so funny? (search for universal humor)

What's So Funny? Types of Humor "responding to humor is part of human behavior, ability or competence, other parts of which comprise such important social and psychological manifestations of homo sapiens as language, morality, logic, faith, etc. Just as all of those, humor may be described as partly natural and partly acquired" (Raskin 1985: 2). Head Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body UNIVERSAL HUMOR 16. Screwball: Akin to farce in that it deals with unlikely situations and responses to those situations; distinguished, like farcical humor, by exaggerated characterizations and episodes of fast-paced action
17. Self-deprecating: Humor in which performers target themselves and their foibles or misfortunes for comic effect. Stand-up comedian Rodney Dangerfield was a practitioner of self-deprecating humor
18. Situational: Humor arising out of quotidian situations; it is the basis of sitcoms, or situation comedies.
19. Slapstick: Comedy in which mock violence and simulated bodily harm are staged for comic effect; also called physical comedy
20. Stand-up: A form of comedy delivery in which a comedian entertains an audience with jokes and humorous stories 1. Anecdotal: comic personal stories that may be true or partly true but embellished
2. Blue: aka off-color or risque; relies on impropriety or indecency for comic effect
3. Burlesque: Ridicules by imitating with caricature, or exaggerated characterization
4. Dark/Gallows/Morbid: Grim or depressing humor dealing with misfortune or death; pessimistic outlook
5. Deadpan/Dry: Delivered with an impassive, expressionless, matter-of-fact presentation 6. Droll: utilizes capricious or eccentric humor
7. Epigrammatic: Humor consisting of witty sayings
8. Farcical: Comedy based on improbable coincidences and with satirical elements, punctuated at times with overwrought, frantic action
9. High/highbrow: Humor pertaining to cultured, sophisticated themes
10. Hyperbolic: Comic presentation marked by extravagant exaggeration and outsized characterization 11. Ironic: Humor involving incongruity and discordance with norms, in which the intended meaning is opposite, or nearly opposite, to the literal meaning
12. Juvenile/sophomoric: Humor involving childish themes such as pranks, name-calling, and other immature behavior
13. Mordant: Caustic or biting humor (the word stems from a Latin word meaning “to bite”)
14. Parodic: Comic imitation often intended to ridicule an author, an artistic endeavor, or a genre
15. Satirical: Humor that mocks human weaknesses or aspects of society Objective Explore what people find funny in general
: Look for "universal humor" Method Survey: finding the most/least funny video clips from a series of videos of two categories Universal Humor Expeirment Top 3 Funniest
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