Laugh With Us

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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. You can listen to full audio above (or on iTunes) and the comments section for individual segments by clicking on the links below. In the meantime, enjoy the show, and find lots more Brian Lehrer Show on Facebook, or on Twitter @BrianLehrer. We're back live on Monday!

Join us for a family meeting on laughter and its role in everyone's life. Neuroscientist Scott Weems discusses why we laugh; Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere explains lessons from improv comedy to use every day, from good listening to maintaining momentum; stand-up comics Hari Kondabolu and Lizz Winstead talk about laughing at sensitive topics; humorist John Hodgman judges the quality of your best jokes; P.J. O'Rourke laughs along with his generation; and New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff explains what makes our favorite cartoons so funny.

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