New Jersey Ranks Among The Funniest States In America
New Jersey has certainly been on the receiving end of some ridiculous jokes. But we can dish out the jokes too! Shiny Smile Veneers recently shared the funniest states in America and New Jersey ranked in the top ten.
“Humor tends to be relative and often regional, so we set out to discover which cities in the U.S. are the funniest,” they said.
How does one determine where the funniest places in America are? Well, Shiny Smile Veneers compiled and analyzed an extensive range of data and assigned scores to specific categories. In total, there were five topics identified. They were residents per comedy club, residents per comedy festival, search volume per city and state, residents per comedy special host city, and residents per top comedian’s home state. A point total was assigned to each topic. Shiny Smile Veneers then totaled the points to create the stack ranking.
New Jersey Comes In At #10
The Garden State joined Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont as the east coast representation. In fact, the northeast makes up half of the top 10 funniest states. New Jersey amassed 71 points out of 100. New York (finishing second), had 93.
If you are wondering what the least funny states in America are, Shiny Smile Veneers report showed that as well. North Dakota only scored a five out of 100, and Wyoming was not much better totaling just seven points.
As for laughs in New Jersey, TripAdvisor called out the Stress Factory in New Brunswick for being the number one comedy club in the state. Second to that is the infamous Borgata in Atlantic City. Their upcoming calendar has popular comedians Sebastian Maniscalco and Jimmy Carr coming to town soon.
To further emphasize New Jersey status as one of the funniest states in the country, we also have a long list of legendary comedians from here. This includes Chelsea Handler, Jerry Lewis, and Jason Alexander.