The Formula for Laughter
HE = PI x C/T + BM
What does it mean? What’s all this? Well, for an explanation and such, come inside.
So the formula means :
PI - personal involvement
C - complexity of a joke. The higher degree of complexity the better provided that your audience can solve the problem within 1 or 2 seconds.
T - time spent by a person solving a joke. The longer the time, the weaker the effect.
BM - background mood. A joker can have an advantage if an audience enjoys the show. However, a real good joke can “blow up” the most dismal audience.
HE - humor effectiveness.
Now, there’s a fascinating article that you should really read to better understand all this. Really.
It explains things like why women consider “a good sense of humor” an essential quality in a man.
Story VIA Ektopia.
More info - source - http://www.ohgizmo.com/2005/10/05/th...-for-laughter/
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