It bothers me, as a humor writer and funny person, that people, for the most part, seem to have absolutely no clue why we, as humans, laugh.
People will often say "HE WAS LAUGHING AT IT, HE OBVIOUSLY THINKS IT ISN'T SERIOUS OR IMPORTANT," which is often the case in jokes about rape or cancer. And to that I think... you're dumb. People don't laugh at things that they like or advocate, ever... or mostly ever. People laugh because they are taken by surprise and/or made uncomfortable. That is why knock knock jokes are almost entirely unfunny. We laugh at things that break a regular pattern that we are used to, which is why what is funny to me may not be funny to you. This is also probably why people unsubscribe from me every time I make a new post, but that is besides the point.
In order for something to be funny, it has to be unexpected... and generally negative/dangerous/scary/wrong.
A fuzzy gray kitten.
Not funny at all.
A kitten that looks like Hitler.