On the other hand, "women seem more likely than men to enjoy a good joke, mainly because they don’t always expect it to be funny."
CNN reports on studies showing the scientific differences between men and women in the area of humor perception.
While there is a lot of overlap between how men and women process humor, the differences can help account for the fact that men gravitate more to one-liners and slapstick while women tend to use humor more in narrative form and stories, Reiss said.
"It doesn’t take a lot of analytical machinery to think someone getting poked in the eye is funny," he commented when asked about humor like the Three Stooges.
[*NOTE: For what it’s worth, neither do I]