The general idea is that humor is a proxy for intelligence, the latter being a sexually selected trait. Humans ascend the social hierarchy in part because of the size of their brains rather than due to their brawn (albeit in some settings such as in male prisons, brawn is a valuable trait to possess hence the obsessive focus on building muscles within the prison yards). Whereas both men and women desire intelligent mates, there appears to be a greater importance placed on intelligence when it comes to female mate choice. Not surprisingly then, men engage in lekking behavior (sexual signaling within a specified physical space) by putting on a full display of their comedic talents.
Hence, to the extent that Steven Colbert is an attractive man, much of his desirability stems from his large brain as displayed via his quick wit and comedic charm. Of course, being tall, handsome, and rich do not hurt his mating value albeit I believe that he is married. Sorry ladies! '"
IDK, in my twisted head, brains/talent = confidence = sex appeal. A smart, funny and confident man MUST be good at everything else. Oh, Colbert, SEXAYYY.
Well, I'm not going to anymore.
Matthew, Claire, Simon and Garfunkel, one of my favorite songs. It can't be topped.
Guess it'll be a love it or hate it deal, huh? I'm willing to love it.
My point with this post: Read this book. This good but not too revealing review might give yoy a hint about the story.
13 of Matthew MacFadyen (some with his wife, actress Keeley Hawes) at the London Premiere of Pride and Prejudice, back in 2005. Please, comment, credit and don't hotlink :)
Credit for pictures: ben_pix_central and Darcilicious
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