Humor in America
A blog about Humor and Humor Studies. We publish posts by eight or so Contributing Editors and other humor scholars on a variety of subjects: comedy jokes, stand-up comedy, Mark Twain, poetry, music, visual humor, literature, Kurt Vonnegut, satire, politics, laughter, Saturday Night Live, Woody Allen, Hal Holbrook, Margaret Cho, Ellen Degeneres, Roseanne, sitcoms, Beverly Hillbillies, Louis CK, laughter, smiling, laughing to keep from crying, film, internet humor, Rick Perry, monkeys riding dogs, Richard Pryor, Richard "Cactus" Pryor, political cartoons, comics, pedagogy, theories of humor, The Muppets, and other things. We accept both original works and re-posts from other blogs on humor–in America–or humor, generally. ”America” is a big concept, of course, so we would be excited for posts that challenge the ideas of national boundaries or that discuss transnational or multi-national subjects. We are not looking for posts that don’t directly relate to humor.
Recent blog post
Finding the Flow: Mark Twain, the River, and Me
While writing Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Twain had some trouble finding his flow. The manuscript was clearly important to him, and clearly troubling. His early mentions of it in letters are ecstatic — the writing was moving swiftly and clearly. ...1 week ago
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