John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner
THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE
GOD I JUST TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY
This is one of the best pieces of comedy that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love this. I have been looking for this online for awhile.
i don’t know what is wrong with me, this didn’t elicit a titter. a titter!! i reacted to it as i might the newspaper comics, in that “i can tell this is funny” but i don’t laugh at all.
Actually, laughter is very interesting in this way! We tend to think of it as a reaction to humor, but it’s actually largely a social behavior meant to communicate a playful atmosphere and a good mood, in order to dispel potential tensions in what might be otherwise considered a serious situation. This is why when we read a funny comic or watch a funny video by ourselves, we’re much less likely to laugh out loud at it; there’s no one around to communicate that levity to, so there’s less of an urge to make the noise.
This also explains why a group of friends or close family members are more apt to laugh around each other even when nothing especially amusing is happening. Laughter is about reassuring everyone that we’re all having a good time.
Or maybe laughter is an experimental behavior implanted in us by aliens in order to study humanity, and your implant is on the fritz.
This is super funny.
But it’s hard for me to see this guy without immediately thinking “…or ‘rounds’ if you’re talking about tuna dollops.”