Tig Notaro

Dec. 07, 2012

No Joke -- Why Even Tragedy Gets a Laugh

A comedian and a neuroscientist walk into a bar.. er, nevermind. Tig Notaro and Robert Provine talk about why we laugh at even the grimmest of subjects, like cancer and death.

humor, laughter, brain, funny, psychology, neuroscience, stand-up comedy

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