When Jeff hits the interplanetary comedy circuit in order to save his father’s life (it’s a long story), he gets a crash course in what alien audiences find funny. Turns out it’s not all that different from what we earthlings regularly laugh at. Here’s a short sampling of stuff that makes both extraterrestrials and humans chuckle.
A classic. Whether you were born on Earth or not, you will almost certainly laugh if a barbell falls on someone’s neck. It’s human nature. Also alien nature.
EMOTIONAL PAIN (PLUS POOP)
This one’s trickier. While not everyone will laugh at a family struggling with critical illness, no audience — human or alien — can resist a little scatological comedy. Mix the two together, and you’ve got a recipe for laughter that’s twisted, wrong and simply can’t miss.