The World’s Funniest Moments is a reality television series produced by Associated Television International. Taped in front of a live audience, the show features humorous video clips taken from the Internet and submitted by viewers.
The series results in part of the popularity of YouTube and are described as “capturing life’s most outrageous moments caught on tape”. But what makes this show different, according to Hall, is that many of the videos produced are short films produced by aspiring Spike Lees.
People of all ages and cultures respond to humor. Most people are able to experience humor—be amused, smile or laugh at something funny—and thus are considered to have a sense of humor. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humor would likely find the behavior inducing it to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favor slapstick, such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, whose physical nature makes it accessible to them. By contrast, more sophisticated forms of humor, such as satire require an understanding of its social meaning and context, and thus tend to appeal to the mature audience.