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Steve Macone is a writer and comic in Boston, where he performs at least four times a week. His work appears regularly in The Onion and other publications.
If a person tells a joke in a forest and doesn’t get a laugh—that’s how you know he or she’s a true comic. A report from the 2011 International Society for Humor Studies Conference, where so-called experts of comedy submit themselves to professionals to be critiqued.