The ability of events to make others laugh and amuse them is known as humor. The phrase comes from ancient Greek humoral medicine, which believed that the equilibrium of fluids in the human body, known as humours, influenced human health and emotion.
Humor appeals to people of all ages and cultures. A sense of humour is defined as the ability to be pleased, grin, or laugh at anything humorous (such as a pun or joke) by the majority of people. The hypothetical individual who doesn’t have a sense of humour would probably find the behavior that causes it incomprehensible, unusual, or even unreasonable.
Though personal preference ultimately determines how amusing something is, a person’s level of amusement is influenced by a number of factors, including geographic location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence, and context. Slapstick, such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or Tom and Jerry cartoons, for example, may appeal to young children because of their physical character.
More sophisticated types of humour, such as satire, on the other hand, necessitate an awareness of social meaning and context, and so appeal to a more mature audience.