The anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon

The anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon

In this TED talk, humour analyst (yes, all in the name of science) Bob Mankoff dissects the anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon.

His responsibility is to sort through the thousands of cartoons submitted to the New Yorker and select approximately 17 for each issue.

Take a look as he explains which cartoons work and which ones simply do not: