"Laugh and the world laughs with you," goes the old adage. But why do different people laugh at different things? Our sense of humor changes with age. What we once thought funny now seems stale; and, what was once very serious now seems laughable. Norman Cousins said, "Laughter is exercise for our insides." Modern Neuroscience has found humor to be good exercise for our brains. So, come exercise with us in an enjoyable manner as we explore various aspects of humor through film and cartoons. We will focus on American humor forms of our lifetimes and their history - there will be much nostalgia. We'll also explore the impact of changes in our culture on what is funny. This is not simply a serious academic class; but, an opportunity to spend 90 minutes away from life's tribulations each week and simply laugh. Lecture (plus questions). Listening to Music and Other Audio. Viewing Videos.