The 50 Funniest Cities in America

The 50 Funniest Cities in America

We traveled over 91,000 miles for our book, The Humor Code. Everywhere we went, we found a different flavor of humor. The jokes that got laughs at a comedy club in Denver didn’t always fly in the office of the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, and the torturous game shows that the Japanese find so amusing often… Keep Reading »

The Humor Code takes over UCB Theatre LA - April 15

The Humor Code takes over UCB Theatre LA – April 15

To celebrate the Los Angeles leg of our book tour, please us for an evening where comedy and science collide. To celebrate the launch of their book, The Humor Code, Peter McGraw, director of the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) at University of Colorado Boulder, and journalist Joel Warner (Wired, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek), are bringing you… Keep Reading »

Big Day

Big Day

The (really) big day has finally arrived. On April 1, 2014—after three years of research and travel and writing—The Humor Code finally hit bookstore shelves. Thanks for believing in us, everyone. The Science of What Makes Things Funny – watch more funny videos Thanks to Grey New York and Simon & Schuster for the hilarious… Keep Reading »

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The Humor Code takes over Tattered Cover Colfax – April 4

For our hometown book launch, we’re taking over Tattered Cover Book Store on Colfax, with a little help from Colorado Public Radio! 7:30 pm, Friday, April 4 Tattered Cover Bookstore 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 Hosted by Ryan M. Warner of Colorado Matters fame and broadcast live on Colorado Public Radio, well be detailing our globetrotting adventures,… Keep Reading »

What's So Funny? - January 21-22, 2014

What’s So Funny? – January 21-22, 2014

Humor Code co-author Dr. Peter McGraw will host Science Discovery’s Teen Science Café on January 21-22, 2014. He will share details about his humor theories and tales from his travels with co-author Joel Warner across five continents, searching for the secret to what makes things funny. CU Science Discovery is a science education outreach program… Keep Reading »