Comedy is being amused as a result of
understanding something. During a show,
an audience will generally react by either
applauding or by laughing (or possibly
Applause is the reaction a
performer receives when the audience
likes or enjoys something. But laughter
is the performer’s success in his or her
audience connecting with his or her work.
Regina Spektor’s song “Laughing With,”
although it obviously is not a happy song,
shares her perspective of how “we’re all
laughing with God,” connecting with him,
asserting it particularly in the last line.