Massachusetts Is The Funniest State In The Country
Shiny Smile Veneers recently shared the ten funniest states in America, and it turns out Massachusetts is number one. “Humor tends to be relative and often regional, so we set out to discover which cities in the U.S. are the funniest,” they said. In the Bay State, there certainly is a lot to smile about based on the results of this research. Not only was Massachusetts ranked the funniest state, but Boston also finished as the funniest city.
How does one determine where the funniest places in America are? Well, Shiny Smile Veneers compiled and analyzed an extensive range of data and assigned scores to specific categories. In total, there were five topics identified. They were residents per comedy club, residents per comedy festival, search volume per city and state, residents per comedy special host city, and residents per top comedian’s home state. A point total was assigned to each topic. Shiny Smile Veneers then totaled the points to create the stack ranking.
Massachusetts edged out New York by a narrow two points (95 and 93 out of 100). However, Boston beat out number two Los Angeles by a surprisingly wide margin. Here, the score was 94 to Los Angeles and San Francisco’s second-place tie result of 79 (also out of 100).
Here is what made up those impressive first-place finishes. Much of it had to do with Boston’s standup performance. Boston had the largest number of residents per comedy club. “Boston and Philadelphia are the only two cities that have a ‘very high’ search volume for the most popular comedy specials,” Shiny Smile Veneers explains. Massachusetts then tied with New York and Missouri for the states that most comedians call home.
Bill Burr, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Coolidge, Steve Carell and Conan O’Brien are just some of the legendary comedians that are from Massachusetts.
Ticketmaster currently has over 30 major comedy shows on the Boston calendar for the month of November alone. This further emphasizes how much Massachusetts being one of the funniest states that’s great for comedy. Major players such Chelsea Handler, Pete Davidson, and Dane Cook (another Massachusetts native).