Why is Woody Allen Funny
Humour is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoural medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours, control human health and emotion.
People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. The majority of people are able to experience humour, i.e., to be amused, to laugh or smile at something funny, and thus they are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person will find something humorous depends upon a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context.Many theories exist about what humour is and what social function it serves.
The prevailing types of theories attempting to account for the existence of humour include psychological theories, the vast majority of which consider humour-induced behaviour to be very healthy; spiritual theories, which may, for instance, consider humour to be a "gift from God"; and theories which consider humour to be an unexplainable mystery, very much like a mystical experience.
Some claim that humour cannot or should not be explained- "Humour can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind”.
Let’s see if this is true!
If this interests you, then take time out from your usual Sunday afternoon and spend a couple of hours in the company of other kindred spirits.Entrance is free, just buy your own coffee and scrummy cakes.
Please let me know if you can offer a lift to anyone.