funnier funnier  /ˈfə ni ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
  2. (adj) arousing or provoking laughter
  3. (adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  4. (adj) not as expected
  5. (adj) experiencing odd bodily sensations

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. There's a reason a designated-driver poster appeared in the bar on Cheers, and it's not because it made the jokes funnier.
  2. It's as amiable and low-key as director Mike Judge's cult classic Office Space but much funnier.
  3. Most of Ionesco's works were funnier than Beckett's, more verbal, richer in farcical action and far less despairing.

News

  1. This Round’s on Him: Is Christopher Carter Sanderson’s Play the Theatrical Redemption of Tucker Max?

    Christopher Carter Sanderson. (Getty Images) I Hope They Serve Beer on Broadway does not have full-frontal nudity. But “there may be puppet sex,” said the play’s adapter and director, Christopher Carter Sanderson. And then he cackled, making it impossible to tell whether he regards puppet sex as a threat or a promise. “There’s nothing funnier than two fully clothed people dry-humping on stage ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  2. Broadway Stars Lament Their Canceled NBC TV Shows… On CBS’ Tony Awards

    One of the funnier moments from Sunday night's 2013 Tony Awards on CBS, aside from host Neil Patrick Harris ' excellent opening number , came in the form of a song about Broadway stars trying--and failing--to make it on television. And it just so happened that each of those stars had their failures on NBC.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  3. The Cage-y Consumer

    Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. "Nobody was funnier than George Carlin," said Judd Apatow, director of recent hit comedies such as "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." "I spent half my childhood in my room listening to his records experiencing pure joy. And he was as...
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Judd Apatow Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "I know the show is funnier," Stern says over lunch. "I tune in and it's funny. It's a good show. I'm proud of it."
    on Nov 23, 2007 By: Howard Stern Source: Forbes

  3. Howard K. Stern, speaking to dozens of people gathered at the cemetery where Smith and her son are buried, said there was "nobody stronger, nobody smarter, nobody more compassionate, nobody funnier and certainly nobody more beautiful" than the...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Howard K Stern Source: International Herald Tribune

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