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Comedy: Society’s Superhero

by Angela Seal

In the past several decades, comedy has certainly taken a turn for the relevant, much of which is resonating in tackling some of the world’s most pressing social and political issues. Consider the persistent mockery of mainstream America in Stephen Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” or the tongue-in-cheek depiction of long withstanding racism in Dave Chappelle’s shamefully hilarious sketches.  At the core, both serve as means of echoing deeply rooted socio-political concerns but without sacrificing a little, or rather a lot of, humor.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a fine line between sinfully clever and sinfully insensitive.  But from time to time, the genre manages to transcend expectation and popular belief by complementing comedy and creating acute cultural insights.

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Humor Theory 101 – What Makes Us Laugh

by Manuel Escarpa

Over the years, I have had the honor of meeting many great amateur and professional stand-up comedians and comedy writers.  While ever experience is different, one common theme of comedy club green room conversations is lamenting about a new joke that failed (or sometimes talking up a joke that killed!)  And while there is no clear science for writing jokes, I believe that humor theory can provide a good foundation for getting started.

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Introducing the Jokerz

by Manuel Escarpa

In October of 2013, after noticing that most of the jokes websites on the Internet looks as if they are using technology from the late 90's, a couple guys from the comedy and technology industries got together and decided to launch Jokerz Media.  Our mission was to build the best joke site ever.  One with more jokes and better jokes.  But it also needed a great user experience, both on computers and on mobile phones.