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      Portland: One of America's Funniest Cities

      As they traveled the world for their new book, The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, Professor of Marketing and Psychology Peter McGraw and journalist Joel Warner noticed that humor often has a local flavor. This observation eventually led to the Humor Code's most controversial question: What are the funniest cities in the United States?

      Peter McGraw joined us today to share how they collect the data and the parameters they used to measure a city's sense of humor.

      Peter will join a panel discussion tonight at 7:30 at Powell's Books located at 1005 W Burnside in Portland. It is free to attend!


      Here are the top 10 rankings.
      THE TOP 10 FUNNIEST CITIES IN AMERICA, AS REVEALED BY THE HUMOR ALGORITHM (HA)
      RANK CITY
      1 CHICAGO, IL
      2 BOSTON, MA
      3 ATLANTA, GA
      4 WASHINGTON, DC
      5 PORTLAND, OR
      6 NEW YORK, NY
      7 LOS ANGELES, CA
      8 DENVER, CO
      9 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      10 SEATTLE, WA