Philadelphia Is One Of The Funniest Cities In The World
Pennsylvania has certainly been on the receiving end of some ridiculous jokes. But we can dish out the jokes too! Shiny Smile Veneers recently shared the funniest cities in America, and Philadelphia ranked in the top ten.
“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.
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.
Philadelphia Comes In At #9
Falling right above New York (#8) and above Denver (#10), Philadelphia is officially one of the funniest cities in the country, according to Shiny Smile Veneers. In fact, the North East makes up half of the top ten funniest states, with New Jersey ranking tenth. Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco were the top three funny cities, however New York only edged out Philly by one point. What’s even more fascinating about Philadelphia making the list is that Pennsylvania did not.
If you are wondering what the least funny states in America are, Shiny Smile Veneers report showed that as well. North Dakota only scored a five out of 100, and Wyoming was not much better, totaling just seven points.
As for laughs in Philly, TripAdvisor called out Helium Comedy Club and Punch Line for being the top comedy clubs in the city. In addition, the city has some big names coming to town between now and mid-December. Pete Davidson, Jimmy Carr, Eric Andre, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler all have upcoming shows scheduled here.
To further emphasize Philadelphia’s status as one of the funniest cities in the country, we also have an admirable list of comedians from here. This includes Kevin Hart and the late great Bob Saget.