Daily Archives: April 13, 2007

Out Of the Abundance of the Heart, the Mouth Speaks

├é┬áViolating a social taboo has been a universal technique for generating laughter in a cohesive society. For example, in some tribal societies, the clown-shaman could make the group laugh by pretending to drink cow urine and enjoy the taste. This may be the Ur “shock” comedy. However, rather than universal, most comedy is social, that […]