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*ONLINE* Jonathan Silvertown in conversation with Robin Ince at Chortle Book Festival

Join The Comedy of Error author Jonathan Silvertown and comedian Robin Ince live online on 15 November at 7pm, for a hilarious discussion on the evolutionary and social origins of laughter as part of Chortle Book Festival. 

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The Comedy of Error

What is humour? Why do we laugh? And why is the root of a good joke almost always error?

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? Why does explaining a joke make it less amusing rather than more so? Why is laughter contagious, and why did it evolve in the first place?

Using the oldest jokes and the latest science, in The Comedy of Error, Professor Jonathan Silvertown investigates why we laugh: from laughter’s evolutionary origins, to similarities and differences in humour across cultures, and…

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The Comedy of Error

Jonathan Silvertown

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