Publication details [#56644]

Stewart, Patrick. 2012. Laughter on the 2008 campaign trail: How presidential candidates used humor during primary debates. Humor 25 (3) : 233–262.
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De Gruyter


This article explores the use of humor by US Presidential candidates during the primary political debates of the 2008 campaign season, focusing on the butt of the humorous explanation, the nature of the uttered laughter in source terms, and the last and vigor of the audience response.