Which U.S. city is the funniest?

Everyone loves a good laugh, but what tickles us can depend on the sense of humor of the city we live in.

Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder ranked the funniest cities, finding Chicago tops the list, followed by Boston and Atlanta.

"We found humor often has a local flavor," said Peter McGraw, the study's lead author and an associate professor of marketing and psychology at the university, in a statement. "The jokes that get laughs at comedy clubs in Denver seem unlikely to fly with a cartoon editor at The New Yorker, for example."

McGraw and his researchers tracked the 50 largest U.S. cities using a "humor algorithm," including how often residents visit Cheezburger comedy sites like Lolcats, the number of native-born famous comedians and the number of funny tweeters, among other measures.

The researchers also asked 900 residents from the top 10 funniest cities to describe their city's sense of humor. Check out what they had to say about their cities:


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