Comedy – it’s funny, until you try and explain it

It never fails.

Every year, a clutch of reporters descends on the Aspen Comedy Festival, and every year, reporters feel the need to attend a panel of the most supremely funny people working in film and TV to explain why we laugh. The result is always the same: A profoundly boring and unfunny look at comedy.

Need proof? Just click here. Among the gems of wisdom?

“Stand-up comedy, meanwhile, is highly influenced by popular culture and politics.”

Wow. And to think, thes AP had to go all the way to Aspen to craft that iluminating precept. Tune in next week, when FishbowlLA reveals the stunner that drama has a lot to do with something called “tension.”