Tag Archives: Stand-up comedy

Why Even Tragedy Gets A Laugh

Flora Lichtman and Ira Flatow talks to comedian Tig Notaro who found out she had breast cancer and incorporated the news into her stand-up routine—and got quite a few laughs from the audience.  Robert Provine joins the discussion and talks about the origins of laughter, what separates the amusing from the truly funny, and why even […]