Humor is the capacity of events to amuse and make people laugh. The term is derived from ancient Greek humoral medicine, which held that human health and emotion were controlled by the balance of bodily fluids known as humours.
People of all ages and cultures like humour. The ability to be amused, grin, or laugh at anything entertaining (such as a pun or joke) by the majority of people is referred to as having a sense of humour. Without a sense of humour, the hypothetical person would likely find the actions that produce it strange, eccentric, 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.