What role does science play in comedy and at festivals?

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Broadcaster and comedian Robin Ince incorporates a great deal of science into his comedy, quoting from Carl Sagan, Charles Darwin and Richard Feynman among others in his sets.  I asked him if he felt that science could find a home at music festivals.
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« Reply #1 on: 04/08/2010 07:50:58 »
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« Reply #2 on: 04/08/2010 15:20:58 »
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« Reply #3 on: 04/08/2010 16:58:01 »
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« Reply #4 on: 04/08/2010 18:52:08 »
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« Reply #5 on: 04/08/2010 18:59:18 »
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I think that may be based upon this old photo:

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« Reply #6 on: 04/08/2010 20:52:49 »
There must be some science behind making people laugh. Why can some people tell jokes and some people can't etc. I'd love to know more.
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