The Game of Humor : A Comprehensive Theory of Why We Laugh by Charles R. Gruner and Charles Gruner (1999, Paperback) From $15.48 ...
... , yet the impetus for our laughter is far from innocuous. Misfortune, stupidity
moral or cultural defects, however faintly revealed in others and
ourselves, seem to make us laugh. Although discomforting, such negative ... jokes, sexual humor, the racialist dialogue of such comic characters as Stepin Fetchit and
Archie Bunker, simple puns, and
many of the author's own encounters with everyday humor. Gruner challenges the ...