Joke Essay Topics

How the English Tell Jokes

I assume that the reader of this essay may have had heard of the story of the tower of Babel. It is a story from the Bible (no intention of offense to those who aren’t supposed to read it) about men trying to reach the heavens by building a really, as in very tall tower…. View Article


Holt tells us that joke books became routine after the first one was published in English in 1484. Jokes remained fairly lowbrow until the middle of the 19th century when with especially the clever retort became prized in English culture. A typical joke concerned a hefty fellow rushing to Florence late one evening. He asked… View Article

The Importance of Laughter

Good morning judges, fellow students, and staff. The late Erma Bombeck once wrote, “If I could live my life over, I would have laughed more.” Bombeck was one of America’s funniest columnists and author of many theses on humor of life. She KNEW the importance of laughing. For one, people who laugh is pleasant to… View Article