Viral nature of memes kills lazy comics

GQ Magazine’s 10 things that you need to know carried an interesting story on how text messaging in a theatre performance meant that after a comedian tells a new joke it has a shorter shelf life.The viral mechanism by which memes are spread means that a new joke can get a laugh one night and barely a ripple of a response the next night.

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Scientists also claim that it would be cheaper to send a man to Mars than make Jimmy Tarbuck funny. The story also featured in The Metro.

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