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Laughter Quiz

Quiz Questions About Laughing

  1. The fictional Fawlty Towers hotel was in which seaside town?
  2. Which artist painted the Laughing Cavalier?
  3. Whose fictional address was 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam?
  4. Which bird is also known as the laughing jackass?
  5. Name the actor who played Mr. Gordon Thorpe in the British television sitcom Only When I Laugh?

  6. Which music hall song is most associated with Charles Penrose?
  7. Laughing gas is a chemical compound of oxygen with which other element?
  8. Which comedian is associated with the joke: "Everybody laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well they're not laughing now."?
  9. The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body, is called: Gelotology, Palynology or Synecology?
  10. What animal is Crocuta crocuta, known for its laughing call?
  11. Which modern comedian said: "If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you’re bullet-proof."?
  12. Which comedian would you most associate with The Laughter Show?
  13. Complete the phrase: 'He who laughs last, laughs..."?
  14. Which English king was known as the Merry Monarch?
  15. Peter Kay was born and brought up in which town?
  16. The second line of the poem Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox reads, "Weep, and you weep alone", what is the first line?
  17. Who played the Joker in the 1960s Batman television series?
  18. Edward Chapman is best remembered for playing which character in many Norman Wisdom films?
  19. What exactly does the Internet acronym ROTFLOL mean?
  20. What is the name of the BBC TV series created by Martin Hughes and the Chuckle Brothers?


  1. Torquay
  2. Franz Halls
  3. Tony Hancock
  4. Kookaburra
  5. Richard Wilson
  6. The Laughing Policeman
  7. Nitrogen
  8. Bob Monkhouse
  9. Gelotology (Palynology is the study of polen, and Synecology is the study of ecological interrelationships)
  10. Hyena (the spotted hyena or laughing hyena)
  11. Ricky Gervais
  12. Les Dennis
  13. Longest

  14. Charles II
  15. Bolton
  16. Laugh, and the world laughs with you
  17. Cesar Romero
  18. Mr. Grimsdale (Mr.Thomas Grimsdale)
  19. Rolling on the floor laughing out loud:
  20. ChuckleVision