Searching the World for What Makes Things Funny

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner in Peru

What makes something funny? Dr. Peter McGraw and Joel Warner went on an epic quest around the world to find out. Dr. McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, traveled from New York to Japan, and from Palestine to the Amazon to investigate humor in different countries and among different peoples. Their book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny is an exploration of humor, society, and an unusual friendship.