The Anatomy of Humor The Threes Formula

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THREE'S NOT JUST A CROWD, IT'S A HUMOR FORMULA Six Criteria, Like Ingredients In A Cake Recipe, make up the essentials of humor. And with few exceptions, the absence of any one ingredient so disturbs the formula that the humor is not only less funny, but in danger of complete failure. Whether the humor is a one-liner, a lengthy anecdote, or a three-act theatrical piece, these same six elements consistently appear. Although there's no absolute prescribed order, in this arrangement, the first...