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LOL: everything you need to know about laughter

A girl in a pink sweater laughs.
Gabrielle Henderson

Are you laughing more or less than you did five years ago?

With all the anger and offense in the world, we’re missing out on some serious benefits of humor laughter. It may or may not be a conspiracy, but we’re losing more and more sources of laughter.

The UPR special “LOL” fights back with laughter clubs, laughter experts and someone in one of life’s saddest jobs who laughs plenty (we will tell you the job, but not an exact amount for “plenty”).

This is a serious attempt at making more things funny. You probably need to listen to this. Seriously. No, seriously.

Brian Champagne grew up in the less-famous Central California but left after starting his television news career there. He worked 22 years in news for NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS affiliates in four markets. He served as chief photographer for KTXL-TV in Sacramento, but worked in front of the camera, too.