07/25/2011 12:29 pm ET Updated Sep 24, 2011

The Top Five Comedy Nerds On TV (VIDEO)

Oh, comedy nerds. Of all the left-brained downers that are killing our favorite pastimes, the comedy nerd community is the most obsessive. Whereas the guys who work at Nielsen and the interns who feed sports broadcasters all those random statistics actually have raw data to work with, we comedy nerds examine something entirely subjective -- humor -- and assign it labels, definitions, and graphs. Like other unknowns in nature, we believe that with enough analysis we can answer the epic question "What makes something funny?" and thus become masters of humor, enjoying the respect of our comedy idols.

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