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I Love Lucy, Monty Python, Calvin & Hobbes, Tina Fey spoofing Sarah Palin ... what makes us laugh says a lot about who we are and what makes us tick.


Laura Scott
Palmer Park

Nurse practitioner

Name the last time you laughed out loud. Watching The Office on TV last night.

Describe your brand of humor. I like dumb humor, silly situational stuff. Dumb and Dumber was hysterical.

Who's the funniest comedian out there? Brian Regan. He has hysterical facial expressions to go along with his life-stuff brand of humor. And he's totally clean.

Tell a quickie joke. What did the shark say when it ate the clown? "Boy, that sure tasted funny."


Jesse Parker
West side

Manufacturing engineer

What's the funniest TV show ever? Looney Tunes. At least I thought so when I was little.

Name the funniest comedian going. Robin Williams. He says things that everyone's thinking, but is afraid to say.

Describe your brand of humor. I prefer dark humor, like in the movie Pulp Fiction.

Tell a quickie joke. Two hydrogen atoms are sitting at the bar, talking. One says to the other, "I lost my electrons." The other replies sympathetically, "Are you sure?" The first one says, "Yeah. I'm positive."


Lisa Rassenti

Public relations professional

Name the funniest-ever TV show. Seinfeld. It had a way of making everyday things funny, and it didn't try to come on too hard.

Why aren't there more female comedians? They can't get away with some of the dirtier things that male comedians can.

Describe your humor. The Seinfeld-DeGeneres style — easygoing, not super-dirty.

Would telling jokes be a dream job or a nightmare for you? A total nightmare. I don't even like talking in front of people.


Brian Harper

Stay-at-home dad

What's made you laugh out loud recently? I have a 15-month-old at home who makes me laugh all day.

Name the funniest-ever TV show. The Simpsons.

Who's the funniest comedian ever? It's hard to pick just one: Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock ...

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