This total is divided by the number of puns -p -to establish the final funniness
of the joke.
This total is divided by the number of puns - p - to establish the final funniness
People logging onto the Laughlab website are offered a selection of five jokes and asked to rate them for funniness
I still feel down but, as Dr Funes points out, "seriousness does not stop because we laugh and funniness
does not stop because we cry.
When someone like Peter stands up and tells the gags it multiplies the funniness
of it because everyone is so stunned - basically because they see him as a serious dramatic actor, but he's in fact an extremely witty man.
And it kind of transcends the funniness
of the movie.
People logging on to the Laughlab website are offered a random selection of five jokes and asked to rate them for funniness
on a scale of one to five.
When someone like Peter stands up and tells gags, it multiplies the funniness
of it because everyone is so stunned.
He can play straight but, like his boss, has a particular penchant for the sound-stretching effects of players from an earlier era - the smears, pops and all-round funniness
that was popular in the Ellington band, for example.
As his former teacher and good friend, John Clough, explains: "He always had it, that natural funniness
but he wasn't sure how to channel it.
And - linked at the hip - Matt Damon successfully reels in some of the sit-com-style excesses of his partner Greg Kinnear, whose natural funniness
is spoilt by a tendency to overact.
All of the woes of sodden November were quickly forgotten amid a torrent of outright funniness
He was 17 when he started doing Trevor McDonald impressions on Tiswas, an act he can still get away with 23 years on, thanks more to the newsreader's lasting popularity than its essential funniness
Nothing happens - it's just based on the funniness
of the characters and what real families are about.
18 MY PHOTO SCRAPBOOK Miranda star Sarah Hadland on real-life funniness
and looking like Barry Manilow