American Humor


American humor refers collectively to the conventions and common threads that tie together humor in the United States.

Humour is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement.

British vs. American Comedy by relishandbeans


It is often defined in comparison to the humor of another country - for example, how it is different from British humour and Canadian humour.

British humour was shaped by the relative stability of British society and carries a strong element of satire aimed at "the absurdity of everyday life".

George Carlin - Mark Twain prize for American Humor (part ... by KilgorCalrizian


It is, however, difficult to say what makes a particular type or subject of humor particularly American.


Humor usually concerns aspects of American culture, and depends on the historical and current development of the country's culture.


The extent to which an individual will personally find something humorous obviously depends on a host of absolute and relative variables, including, but not limited to geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, and context.

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

The terms location and place in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth's surface or elsewhere.


People of different countries will therefore find different situations funny.


Just as American culture has many aspects which differ from other nations, these cultural differences may be a barrier to how humor translates to other countries.

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