The Humor Code Project

Robin Williams, comedy, pain, and healing

Robin Williams, comedy, pain, and healing

When news broke last week that comic actor Robin Williams had taken his own life, a variety of news outlets reached out to ask us to ask about the subject of troubled comedians. There are no easy answers, we told them. Every tragedy is a personal tragedy. There is no way to simplify someone’s life choices… Keep Reading »

The Humor Code on WTF with Marc Maron

The Humor Code on WTF with Marc Maron

Wow! The Humor Code makes it onto Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast. Authors of The Humor Code, psychologist Peter McGraw and journalist Joel Warner, traveled around the world to find out what makes things are funny. They stop by the garage to share their findings and conclusions with Marc, including a scientific theory of humor. Plus, Eddie… Keep Reading »

Let's talk about the differences between British and American comedy.

Let’s talk about the differences between British and American comedy.

  The nice people at The Dairy Center for the Arts invited Pete to do a Q & A about the British comedy film, Alan Partidge (starring the very funny Steve Coogan). The film shows on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm (Q & A follows). Get your tickets HERE. And good news, the Dairy… Keep Reading »