What makes a joke or a situation funny? Can it be explained?
A joke or situation becomes funny when the moment would become awkward should you not laugh.
Or it is so ironic.
The moment the dominant person says something that could be taken as funny... added the social tension of the person who is of lower value, which he can not deal with, therefor to release the tension he laughs..
It is the context what makes something funny. Often funny doesn't come from real situations so it must be acted. Just like in good movies and bad movies, the actor is the one who sets the context so it depends on him/her how much closer to genuine will get, in other words how well it will convince you.
by pmorries4 years ago
What do you say when someone tells you a prejudice or sexist joke?I hate it when someone says, "I am not prejudice, but...". What do you do in these situation? Do you have any advice for me?
by Emunah La Paz3 years ago
Some people say I need to lighten up when it comes to practical jokes, however some jokes are not funny. Such as placing clear wrap over the toilet seat, and hanging spiders near the doors. I don't like it.
by luckycharmz5 years ago
Have you ever told a joke you thought was funny, but no one laughed? If so, what was it?
by Mahaveer Sanglikar5 years ago
Some times, we do not understand a joke. What do you do in such situation? Do you laugh just because others are laughing?
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