Proof of Ed?
Matt Kenyon is a journalist and comedy writer for BBC Radio 4. In The jokes that have made people laugh for thousands of years, he reveals that lowbrow humour, perhaps unsurprisingly, has been with humankind from time immemorial. So, Amy
my vagina is my humour Schumer isn't quite the innovator that we might've thought her to be.
Also revealed, is possible proof that the BBC's output goes through at least some editorial review, before making its way out onto the worldwide interwebz. So, any cock-ups are a team effort. Good to know. (thumbup)
In fact, McGraw suggests that raw intelligence is the most effective indicator for whether someone is funny (of course a comedy writer would say that – Ed.).
Matt Kenyon, The jokes that have made people laugh for thousands of years, BBC Future
Or, as a comedy writer, did he add that himself, for comedic effect? (thinking)
I have no idea why this article's filed under BBC Future though, when BBC Culture would seem a better fit. Other than that it's part of State of Play,
a series from BBC Future on the benefits of embracing playfulness. Clear as mud. (confused) (shrug)
Unlike a lot of the BBC's fluff pieces, Kenyon's is actually worth reading to completion.