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:
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