Humor at the Democratic Debate – 11/20/19

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Yesterday’s November Democratic Debate of 2019 was another opportunity for the Democratic candidates to make a mark leading into the final debates of 2019 in December. Like all forms of communication, humor played a valuable role in either helping or hurting their cause. As we did for the for the last two debates, we decided… Read more

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Humor at the Democratic Debate – 10/15/19

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The October Democratic Debate of 2019 was an important moment for candidates to make a mark and share their message with the American people before heading into 2020. Like any important communication, humor played a valuable role in either helping or hurting their cause. As we did for the last debate, we decided to take… Read more

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Humor at the Democratic Debate – 9/12/2019

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As part of our series on Humor in Unexpected Places, and in preparation of the upcoming Democratic Debates, I decided to see what kind of humor was used in the previous debates held on September 12, 2019. I was curious to know: was humor used, and if so, was it used effectively? Who used it… Read more

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Why Humor Can Be a Powerful Campaign Tool

A recent story on NPR shared the value of humor in politics in campaigning, which echoes a previous article we had here on Humor That Works (Humor in Presidential Elections). Some key points from the story: Humor is an essential tool in any politician’s kit. [Humor] can disarm an opponent, woo a skeptical voter or… Read more

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Humor in Presidential Elections

Note: This article was written by David Tarvin, a PhD student at Louisiana State University and the newest addition to the Humor That Works team. To find out more, check out his bio. Recently, a friend and I were discussing the potential GOP candidates for this year’s presidential election. He told me wished Sarah Palin… Read more

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