Sarah Silverman

Social Psychologists: It Takes 36 Days After a Tragedy Before Jokes About It Become Funny
The science of humor
January 31, 2014

Too soon? Researchers have an answer for you.

The READ: You Wouldn’t Like Her Angry
July 14, 2010

At a reading I went to last week, a young writer named Amelia Gray took the stage and announced with a demure smile that she was going to read some “threats.” Some were humorous: “I will gather your oldest friends at my home and we will have a conversation. You will hear us talking but when you come into the room we will stop talking.” Some left the menace to the imagination: “Try to kiss me. See what happens to your lips.” Some were vividly violent. “Your face is sealed with glue I have boiled in a vat. ...