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John Cleese
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Ricky Gervais
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The Serious Genius Behind Hilarious Comedy

The world is a funny place. The careful observation and wit of a comedian can bring touching lessons from life's most absurd moments. Here are some the smartest comics in all the land — and undoubtedly some of the funniest.
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    James Fallon teaches neuroscience at the University of California Irvine, and through research explores the way genetic and in-utero environmental factors affect the way the brain gets built -- and…

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