Peter McGraw

Peter McGraw is a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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April 3 2014 11:33 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 10: No, men are not funnier than women.
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April 1 2014 11:44 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 8: Who invented stand-up?
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March 30 2014 11:42 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 6: Can comedy bring about real political change?
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March 26 2014 11:56 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 4: Do animals have a sense of humor?
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March 24 2014 11:35 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 2: When is a joke too soon? A scientific inquiry.
Brow Beat
Jan. 31 2014 11:55 AMYou’ll Remember an Aggressively Funny Super Bowl Ad. But Will You Buy What It’s Selling?
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April 2 2014 11:47 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 9: Are comedians really depressed?
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March 31 2014 11:30 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 7: Who owns a joke? And can a comedian sue if someone steals his material?
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March 27 2014 11:47 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 5: Every culture has a Polish joke—but only Americans make fun of lawyers.
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March 25 2014 11:41 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 3: Why do humans laugh? (Hint: It’s rarely because something’s funny.)
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March 23 2014 9:10 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 1: What, exactly, makes something funny? A bold new attempt at a unified theory of comedy.

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The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
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  Arts
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Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
  Technology
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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
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Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
  Sports
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.