Humour: It can have a role in the construction of meaning and personal values. And also in the critical evaluation of cultural meanings.

This is material taken from the section on critical interpretation and evaluation of culture.

This is an example of a particular style of humour that critiques by adopting the problem view and appearing to espouse it so strongly that it becomes evidently ridiculous. Here Stephen Colbert critiques the pro gun lobby in the United States. He also comments on an example of extreme consumerism -- the
Catacombo -- or 21st century up-market coffin.

Colbert report on gun control in the USA
Colbert Report on Catacombo -- an in-coffin entertainment system for the after life.

Catacombo Hi-Fi In-coffin sound system to entertain you in the afterlife