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When Does Tragedy Become Funny?


Babies learn humour from parents: study


Too Soon? Study Reveals ‘Sweet Spot’ in Joking About Tragedy


Too Soon? Too Late? Psychological Distance Matters When It Comes to Humor

Joking around can land us in hot water. Even the professionals often shoot themselves comedically in the foot. Whenever someone makes a joke about a recent tragedy, they are inevitably met with a chorus of "Too soon!" And yet, it’s not quite as simple as certain topics being "too soon" to joke about. Two weeks after 9/11, The Onion was able to successfully publish a satirical issue about the terrorist attacks. So the question is: When are tragedies okay to joke about -- and when are they not? ... More>


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