The Humor Code Project
By Peter McGraw on November 28, 2013
Millions of Americans will eat too much on Thanksgiving and fight through the crowds on Black Friday. Is all that tryptophan turning us into gluttonous maniacs?
By Joel Warner on November 19, 2013
We’re presenting at Chicago Ideas Week on October 19, 2013, alongside Niecy Nash, Brian Babylon, Kelly Oxford, and Susan Messing. Hope to see you there. Chicago Ideas Week Comedy: It’s Funny ‘Cause It’s True Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 7:30 p.m.
By Peter McGraw on August 8, 2013
We were recently asked by Huffington Post to comment on philosopher Daniel Dennett’s TED talk. Our response can be found here – or below. Time to put humor under the microscope Daniel Dennett makes a good point in his TED talk, Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny, when he argues our sense of humor must accomplish important… Keep Reading »
By Peter McGraw on May 15, 2013
(This post appears on the Humor Code’s Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogs.) Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are garnering lots of attention these days. Some see large-scale, web-based classes as the new frontier for colleges and universities, a great leap forward that could revolutionize higher education. Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral… Keep Reading »
By Peter McGraw on December 11, 2012
(A version of this post originally appeared on Pete’s blog.) Some pretty bright folks have asked the question, what makes things funny? Despite efforts from the likes of Aristotle, Kant, and Freud, there’s been little agreement on the answer. There are hundreds if not thousands of different humor theories, many of which fall into one… Keep Reading »