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The Comedy of Error

Why evolution made us laugh

Jonathan Silvertown



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Scribe Publications
02 October 2020
What is humour? Why do we laugh? And how can we be funnier?

Good jokes, bad jokes, clever jokes, dad jokes - the desire to laugh is universal. But why do we find some gags hilarious, whilst others fall flat? Can you train yourself to be funnier? And why does explaining a joke make it less amusing rather than more so?

In The Comedy of Error, Professor Jonathan Silvertown explores the science and philosophy behind why we laugh, and shows that understanding how humour really works can provide endless entertainment.

'Jonathan Silvertown has written a thoroughly entertaining and erudite extended skit on the evolution of humour.' -Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald
By:   Jonathan Silvertown
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   254g
ISBN:   9781922310095
ISBN 10:   1922310093
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   02 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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