Humor is defined as the ability of events to make people laugh and amuse them. The term is derived from ancient Greek humoral medicine, which held that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours, had an impact on human health and emotion.
People of all ages and cultures enjoy a good laugh. The ability of the majority of people to feel delighted, grin, or chuckle at something hilarious (such as a pun or joke) is defined as a sense of humour. The hypothetical person without a sense of humour would presumably find the action that produces it perplexing, strange, or even absurd.

Though a person’s level of enjoyment is ultimately determined by personal desire, a person’s level of amusement is influenced by a number of elements such as geographic location, culture, maturity, amount of education, intelligence, and context. Because of their physical element, slapstick, such as Punch and Judy puppet plays or Tom and Jerry cartoons, may appeal to young children.

On the other hand, more sophisticated forms of humour, such as satire, involve an understanding of social meaning and context, and hence appeal to a more mature audience.