What’s so funny?: A lighthearted look at why we laugh – a talk with Jenny Allen

Saturday, August 12 at 6 pm, Jenny will visit the library to talk about what makes us laugh and why. Humans aren’t the only species to crack up. Monkeys do, and so do rats, according to current research. She’ll also read aloud from her new book, Would Everybody Please Stop?. Bring your questions, comments, and any quotes from your favorite humor writers. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Jenny Allen is a writer and performer. Her articles and essays have appeared for years in many publications, including The New York Times, the New Yorker, MORE, and Good Housekeeping. Her solo show, “I Got Sick Then I Got Better” has been seen in theaters across the country. She is a regular character in Brooke and Lynne Adams’ web series “All Downhill From Here.” Jenny is literary manager at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.