What Makes MORE Editors Laugh

Whenever we need a giggle at MORE, here's what we think about.

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Steve Carrell

Steve Carrell’s ridiculous, endearing Michael Scott on The Office. He left the show last season, but reruns are forever.

--Rebecca Adler Warren, associate editor

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My Bike Team

My teammates on the Asphalt Green Cycling Team make me smile. Even when everything is going wrong, they find a way to make training and racing fun . . . like rolling up to the Tour de Ephrata “Pain Mountain” Time Trial incognito. The pictures from that weekend make me laugh so hard I cry.

--Danielle Kosecki, health writer

Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones. The movie's script . . . “ I don’t want you to see wobbley bits.” All the scenes make me laugh.
--Deb Bishop, creative director
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My Cat

My cat, Margaret, cracks me up when she poses like a queen atop her scratching post and glares at me because I happened to look in her direction. She is so high and mighty, but with her ears askew and her eyes slightly crossed with irritation she looks supremely dotty.

--Cathleen Medwick, literary editor

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Kathy Griffin

Instead of watching morning news, I recently started watching comedy specials. I find that the laughter makes me think more creatively. To that end, I love, love, love Kathy Griffin. She just pushes and pushes the envelope and, in a recent episode, even made prisoners blush.
--Susan Avery, More.com digital director

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Larry David

No one makes me laugh like Larry David. Just when you think his behavior in a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode can’t get any more idiosyncratic and offensive, he finds a way to top it!
--Jamie Miles, editorial assistant

Talking Babies

I'm a sucker for any commercial featuring babies with adult male voices. Like this E*Trade talking baby.
--Susan Toepfer, contributing entertainment/features editor


Fawlty Towers

The British sitcom series Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese. I’ve watched some episodes many times, and I always laugh even though the script is familiar. John Cleese is just brilliant. I also love the waiter Manuel in that series.
--Stephanie von Hirschberg, features editor

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Will Ferrell

I’m a huge Will Ferell fan. Anything he does makes me laugh hysterically. I get a regular feed from Funny or Die (his Web site), which lifts my day.

--Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief

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My Sister Elaine

My sister, Elaine (far left), makes me laugh. We share a very similar sense of humor and can tell what the other person is thinking without having to say it. Just one look can crack us up, leaving the people around us (especially our parents) wondering, What’s so funny?

--Nicole Papantoniou, Web assistant

Kristen Wiig

She is naturally funny without being crass.
--Tara Stewart, fashion market director

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Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria, especially as Agador in The Birdcage, cracks me up. Also, Toddlers & Tiaras: So ridiculous, it can't be real (or at least that's what I tell myself).

--Daniela Jaleska, assistant to the editor-in-chief

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My Daughter

My daughter, Nora, at three, telling me that her skinned knee was "grouchy."
--Beatrice Hogan, research editor

W.C. Fields in 'It's a Gift'

You can draw a line straight back through hilarious, put-upon curmudgeons, from Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) to John Cleese (as Basil Fawlty) to W.C. Fields as Harold Bisonette in the classic It's a Gift. No matter what is going on, all I have to do is think of a scene from that movie and I start to lose it.

--Nanette Varian, features editor

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Those 'Whole Foods Parking Lot' Guys

I never thought I’d fall under the spell of a viral video, but I’ve been forcing friends to watch two of them: the rap send-up "Gettin' Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot," and a two-year-old telling the story of Jack and the beanstalk. I draw the line, however, at kittens performing oral surgery, or whatever the feline film du jour is.

--Judy Stone, consulting editor

Chelsea Handler

Two words: Chelsea Handler.

--Jennifer Dessinger, associate photo editor


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First Published Thu, 2011-08-11 17:13

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