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The Art of Laughter
Broadcast on BBC Radio 2
Tuesday 11 August 2009 22:30-23:30
As a prelude to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Jerry Hall enlists the help of comedians to highlight the importance of laughter in our lives and examine the psychology and physiology of laughter to determine how and why we laugh, what makes us laugh and why it is one of our basic human needs.
This programme is an insightful exploration of the art of making people laugh, featuring a host of guests who live and breathe comedy every day of their lives. Contributors include David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Richard Curtis, Lenny Henry, Ross Noble, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand, John Cleese, Richard E Grant, Shazia Mirza, Reginald D Hunter, Ian La Frenais, Dr Oliver Double and Professor Mark Van Vugt.
By studying comedy styles such as sarcasm, satire and slapstick, through to popular and high-brow comedy, Jerry examines the neurological effect laughter has on our nervous system and moods and explains how laughter really can heal the body and mind. No matter what makes you laugh, the most important thing is to laugh as much and as often as possible.
The Art Of Laughter was produced, written and presented by Jerry Hall.
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