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What's the formula for the perfect joke? **COMEDY WEEK** - Number Hub (Ep 20) - Head Squeeze

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  1. Here's the mathematic set-up for the perfect joke: (0:12)

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For YouTube Comedy Week, Mathematical comedienne Timandra Harkness works out the formula to perfect comedic timing. Watch more YouTube Comedy Week videos at http://yt.be/comedyweek. Timandra's Perfect Joke Formula hits the headlines: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2004/jun/14/uknews What is funny? http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/laughter5.htm Largest audience for a comedian: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1/largest-audience-for-a-comedian Longest comedy stand-up show by one comedian: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/6000/longest-stand-up-comedy-show-by-an-individual- What are mean numbers? http://www.mathsisfun.com/mean.html Prime Numbers: http://www.factmonster.com/math/numbers/prime.html Number Hub: Stand up mathematicians reveal the mind boggling stats and figures that make up the modern world. Find out your chances of winning the EuroMillions, how many molecules of your urine is in any given pint of water in the world and what are the chances of your sudden death. http://www.youtube.com/user/HeadsqueezeTV http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=HeadsqueezeTV