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.


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