What Will Make Us Laugh?

A comic wonders where the punch lines of the future will come from. And whether we'll have any time left for the set-ups

Trying to predict what will be funny in 25 years is as hard as trying to figure out what will be funny five minutes from now. In fact, I would be hard pressed to identify what it is we all laugh at today.

Computer scientists, bioresearchers and gagmeisters are all in agreement that the face of comedy will change drastically in the next quarter-century. But what will that face look like? Will it have good skin and aquiline features, or will it be pockmarked and disfigured? No one knows, not even our most respected comedic minds. I attempted to get...

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