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Humor From Around the World

Updated on June 4, 2014
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Mona writes a column for Enrich Magazine which is distributed in five countries. She is interested in learning as she writes.

My Ylvis Obsession

I never really liked their biggest hit, "What Does the Fox Say," but Ylvis, a Norwegian comedy group, has done many things that are a lot funnier in their own hit TV program in their country. Here is one sample of their songs which makes me laugh a lot harder than their What Does the Fox Say hit. It's called, Someone Like Me.

Ylvis -- Someone Like Me

Malaysian Humor -- Spoof on Job Interview

A job interview is something we will all go through in our lives. This Malaysian video looks at its funny side.

How Not to Handle a Job Interview

California Girls -- Filipino Food

California Girls could never sound the same to me after this video. Even if it's a serious song, I end up laughing because the video comes to mind. Filipinos love to eat, and food is a strong cultural part of us. We always feed visitors to our home, even if it means killing the chicken in the back yard to do so. Hope you like this.

Filipino foods -- a spoof on California Girls

Laurie and Fry and America

I love Laurie and Fry, even if their videos are very old. One of my favorites is their song, America. Hope you like it, too.

Laurie and Fry, America, The States

French Ballet With a Towel

I have saved the best for last. Hope you agree that it's funny.

French Ballet, swishing towels

Poll on international humor

What type of video was funniest for you among the four presented?

See results

What is laughter?

Laughter is an international language that we all take for granted. I figure you can have world peace in one of two ways. First, give them all sleeping pills so they have nothing to fight about. Second, fill them with laughing gas.

Jean Houston said, "At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."

But Maya Angelou said it better when she said, "I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh."

Me neither.

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    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Perspycacious, not just for your comment about humor, but of the value of spreading it:)

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Any time someone adds humor to this world, they have done the world a favor. Repeating it works too.

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      You are so right, Dolores Monet. Also, laughter is a universal language:)

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      Dolores Monet 

      4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Funny is funny anywhere. Not long ago we were reading jokes from other countries and cultures. Of course we missed some of the humor because we didn't know what they were talking about. But most of the jokes were hilarious.

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Shyron for visiting and for the share:)

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Hello, this was fun. I love to laugh, Laughter is the music of the soul.

      Voted up interesting, funny and shared.

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Yes, the ballet is really funny. Glad you liked it, Anita:)

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      Anita Saran 

      4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      The ballet is hilarious and such a brilliant idea for ballet! Great idea for a hub too.

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Torrilynn, well stated. What would the world be like without laughter?

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      torrilynn 

      4 years ago

      I liked how you included clips from all over and yes laughter does make the world go round.

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Suzettenaples, thank you very much. The towel dance really is hilarious, I quite agree. Glad that you enjoyed this hub, and have a wonderful day today with pleasant surprises all throughout.

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Very enjoyable and entertaing hub. The toweling ballet dancers were hilarious. I love the humor presented here . Thanks for sharing this!

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Flourish Anyway. Truly, the ballet video is hard to beat. I love it too, and the funny part is, those men really dance well!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      If we can laugh together, we can overcome anything. Funny stuff here. I think I like the French towel ballet the best.

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you DDE, it's true, there is a cultural quality even in humor:)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great presentation humor is always differently understood from the different cultures.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Quildon, we call coconut water buko juice, and it's very healthy for the gastro intestinal system, aside from being very delicious and thirst quenching:).

      Blonde Logic, the French video is really a blast:). You must visit the Philippines. Everything is cheap here and you can shop to death, aside from the beautiful beaches and the clubs. Your dollars will stretch a long way in the Philippines. A lot of visitors go to Airbnb if they want to save on hotel fee, and the places are pretty good.

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      Mary Wickison 

      4 years ago from Brazil

      That was fun. I enjoyed the French ballet video the most.

      I write over on Bubblews and have many connections from the Philippines. I love the food posts they put up on that site. When reading them I can tell how much they love their cuisine, and now I have put a visit to the Philippines on my bucket list.

      I think food and humor are universal.

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      Angela Joseph 

      4 years ago from Florida

      I too believe in the healing that laughter brings. The food video was scrumptious. I was surprised to see the coconuts. In Trinidad we drink the water like that straight from the nut. I'm hungry now. Great hub!

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Yes, Billybuc. The world should spend time laughing together more than anything else:)

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was fun, Mona. Proving again that we are not that different after all...we all laugh, we all cry, we all love, and we can all be hurt. Similarities to build on, hopefully.

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Ms. Dora, I'm happy to have had the opportunity to make you laugh:)

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      I believe in the impact of laughter to change things for the better. I like the last two but perhaps I'll choose the ballet. They are all funny. Thank you.

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