Episode Number: 578
Episode Guest: Peter McGraw
Original Airdate: November 21, 2014
Episode Sponsors: ZipRecruiter, Blue Apron, Dollar Shave Club, Onnit
Guest Bio: Peter McGraw is an associate professor of marketing and psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Along with journalist Joel Warner, they are responsible for The Humor Code, a best-selling book, blog and international research project. His research spans the fields of judgment and decision making, emotion, affect, and mood.
Topics Discussed: About the book; Bill Cosby rape controversy; dark side of a comedian; Richard Pryor; why start comedy; being happy with your work; Joe’s new special; Colorado; Mexico; traffic; Los Angeles; researching humor; the effect of a comedy club on the audience; comedians starting out; importance of touring; humor around the world; intelligence required for humor; fart jokes; bad comedy; creating a following; Blue Collar Comedy; Why Country Music Was Awful in 2013 video; Mitch Hedberg; finding an audience; Russell Peters; humor on rats; strategy for comedians; humor to help during tragedy; roots of humor; satire; ridicule; Mark Twain; importance of adversity; cartoon of Mohammed; Islamaphobia; “punching up”; violent reactions to comedy; climate change; getting ideas out there; measuring the intangible; making someone funnier; growing as a stand-up comedian.
My Thoughts: Somewhat interesting, though the guest was a little irritating. Ironically, he wrote a book about humor yet wasn’t funny himself.
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