Humor Writing Tip No. 3: Dave Barry Defines ‘Sense of Humor’

Dave Barry’s definition of the term “sense of humor.”

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I find this definition both perfect and terrifying.

Via Slate:

“A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge.” – Dave Barry, Humor Columnist



Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.