Scott Adams is the world-famous creator of Dilbert. Recently, he started blogging, and it’s quite fascinating and entertaining to those of us who enjoy both his strips and his other writings.
In today’s entry, he gives away his biggest secret — his formula for being funny. And damn if it doesn’t ring true.
I’ve spent a lot of time seriously thinking about humor, and I have to say that I never came up with his 2 Of 6 Rule. But I think he really might be on to something.
It just goes to show you — if you want to know why people laugh, don’t bother with psychologists and psychiatrists and the like. Talk to those who make people laugh, and ask them.