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

Saturday Night Live

“You Pass Butter”
Rick & Morty

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

Curb Your Enthusiasm

“Baby Laughing”*

“Fat Cat Swims"

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

“Cold Open"

“Permission to Swear”
Dan Cummins

“Choppin’ Broccoli”
Dana Carvey 

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

“True Facts: The Sea Pig”


“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

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”

© Douglas Ficek