Using Math and Nerdery to Look a Bit Too Closely at Comedy Communities

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The basic translation here is that in a comedy organization, “cool-smart-funny” people attract “smart-funny” people, “smart-funny” people attract “smart” people, and “smart” people attract other “smart” people. Imagine, for example, any comedic institution you’ve ever seen. SNL. The Second City. The Simpsons writers room. Your college improv team. The Roman Catholic Church. All of them began the same way, with the same type of people.