Cost of Laughing is On The Rise
Along with everything else, the price of laughter is on the rise, and that’s no laughing matter!
Humor consultant Malcolm Kushner says it’s going to cost you more to laugh than it did a year ago. He has been releasing his Cost of Laughter Index on April Fool’s Day every year since 1987, and says in the last 12 months the wholesale price for a dozen rubber chickens flew from $72 to $78.
Other laughable items than cost more include the price for writing a 30 minute sitcom script, which jumped from $16,424 to $16,752, and the price of a ticket to see improve comedy at Second City in Chicago has increased from $3 to $20.
There is some good news in the index though. MAD Magazine still costs $5.99, and the price of whoopee cushions stayed flat at $1.20 a dozen. In an article in the Huffington Post, Kushner also points out, “Because it’s an election year, Americans will get plenty of free humor watching all the presidential candidates.”