ONN Investigates Why Comic Sans Font So Funny (VIDEO)

08/24/2011 04:21 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

When it comes to fonts, there's only one that's ALWAYS associated with humor: Comic Sans!

Typography buffs will usually go for a Helvetica or some other sleek sans-serif, but there's no denying the comedic nature of Comic Sans. Just look at those wiggly features! The rounded edges! It's undeniably hilarious, but only "The Onion News Network" dares to ask, "Why?"

In the segment below you'll see how the ONN is doing intensive studies to find the root of Comic Sans' comic abilities. It's really scientific stuff, you guys. Really scientific stuff.

The new season of "ONN" premieres Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. EST on IFC.

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