Chicago crowned America’s funniest city

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Tawny Newsome and Mike Kosinski in Second City mainstage revue "Depraved New World."  |  Photo by TODD ROSENBERG

A new study from University of Colorado Boulder ranks Chicago as America’s comedy capital, followed by Boston and Atlanta.

Chicago is the funniest city in the United States, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

Boston is the No. 2 wise guy, followed by Atlanta in third place. Denver made the top 10 list at No. 8.

The study out today is the most comprehensive analysis of humorous cities and was led by Peter McGraw, associate professor of marketing and psychology at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. His team collected data across the nation using an algorithm created at his Humor Research Lab (HuRL).

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