The Humor Lab

The Humor Lab is a curated collection of videos, submitted primarily by students, that are shown in class and then, hopefuly, referenced in class discussion. Some of the videos are tame; others are edgy — if not somewhat offensive. To be clear, the purpose of The Humor Lab is not to affirm any of these videos uncritically, but rather to provide a common reference point for theoretical examination.  (Asterisks indicate my submissions.)

“Blowing Up the Moon”*
Mr. Show with Bob and David


“Majoring in English”
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City


“Robot Test”
John Mulaney


“Beers”
Saturday Night Live


“You Pass Butter”
Rick & Morty


“Religion”
Daniel Sloss


“Rap Warrior Ninja”*
The Eric Andre Show


“The Funniest Joke in the World”
Monty Python's Flying Circus


“Walter’s Laugh”*

The Money Pit


“Jake Makes the Criminals Sing”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine


“Sundown”*
Curb Your Enthusiasm


“Baby Laughing”*


“Fat Cat Swims"


“What Drunk Girls Are Really Like”
Chris D’Elia


“Cold Open"
Ketterkenny


“Permission to Swear”
Dan Cummins


“Choppin’ Broccoli”
Dana Carvey 


“Scenes from a Hat”
Whose Line Is It Anyway?


“True Facts: The Sea Pig”


“Jeffpardy”


“Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise”


“Curse of the Weggy Board"


“The Moth Joke”*
Norm McDonald


“First Letterman Appearance”*
Mitch Hedburg


“Apple Juice”*
Hannibal Buress


“Cake or Death?”*
Eddie Izzard
 


“What Is Jewish Humor?”*
Ricky Gervais and Larry David


“Harvey Pitnik’s Funeral”
Amazon Women on the Moon


“The Machine”
Bret Kreischer


“Medicated”
Family Guy


“Jim Impersonates Dwight”
The Office


“East/West College Bowl”
Key & Peele


“The Rainbow Fashionova Citi Trendz Roast Freestyle”
The 85 South Comedy Show


“Introverts and Extroverts”
Casually Explained


“The Shooting”
Saturday Night Live


“Donald Duck and the Gorilla”















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