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Chicago named funniest city in America

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - When was the last time you heard a good joke? Chances are if you are in Chicago, it hasn't been too long.

According to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder, Chicago has been named the funniest city in America. Though for some, it is no surprise at all - afterall, our city is where the punchline was perfected.

Kelly Leonard, the executive vice president of Second city, has seen his share of historic hilarity breeze through Chicago. But studies and algorithms don't find laughter, you have to look deeper.

Laughter in Chicago is not a new trend. Comedy is as quintessential to this city as Wrigley Field and deep dish pizza.

When you look at the endless parade of A-list comedy talent that has crossed through Chicago, you have to ask yourself, 'Who is next?'

Chicago is funny, there is no surprise there. But what we have been able to do with that talent is what separates us from the rest of the country.

SNL, late night talk show hosts, movies- who know, the next Chicago comedy star could be any of us.

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