The other day I was watching “A Night at the Opera” by one of my favorite comedy teams, the Marx Brothers. It’s a great film and I’ve seen it more times than I can remember. The jokes come fast and there are lots of them. One joke in particular, no matter how many times I see it, always makes me laugh. Near the end Groucho is making fun of one of the opera singers in his usual style. It’s not hilarious but it never fails to get a rise out of me.

This made me wonder not just what makes people laugh but what makes people laugh again and again. Which leads to the question, are new gags needed for old fans?

Mike and I are always coming up with new gags but our best stuff are the gags that we’ve been doing for years. I know there are some people who never get tired of the juggling gag that Mike and I have been doing for more than 6 years. On a side note the Juggling Gag was actually inspired by a scene in “Duck Soup,” a different Marx Brothers movie.

Are there things that always make you laugh? Let me know what they are, I’d love to hear from you.