What is funny? The answer is so subjective that I suggest your culture has a lot to do with it.
Watch Albert Brooks’ movie “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.” One of the funniest movies (to me) I’ve ever seen. In it he is sent by our State Department to figure out what makes Muslims in India and Pakistan laugh. Only a Government Agency could ask for this deliverable: “Write a 500 page report on what’s funny.”
Brooks gives a stand up comedy performance in India and since virtually no one in the audience understands his comedy, of course, no one laughs. For example, he talks about things commonly understood by Americans (like turning down the house lights – otherwise no one will laugh). He realizes that unless the local population has had this type of experience, they could not be expected to laugh.