"f you've studied humanities, you've likely come across philosopher Michel Foucault. In his 1969 essay, What is an Author?, Foucault argues that readers shouldn't care who the author of a text is because authorship restricts readers from imagining new meanings and applications. Readers should ask what contexts could this have and how can this be improved, instead of who said this. Applied to humor, assigning a joke to a particular comedian discourages audiences from participating in the comedic process because doing so implies stealing. With collective authorship, no one person holds the rights, so jokes can be improved collaboratively..."