Dr. Johnson asks, "What poet(s) make you laff out loud? And do you think it's necessary to say why/"
What a great question. Pound, Zukofsky, cummings, Byron, Chaucer, Ginsberg, Landor, Eliot, Ferlinghetti, Paul Durcan, Baraka, Ishmael Reed, Stew, Gary Snyder, etc., have make me laugh out loud on occasion. Poetry doesn't tend to make me laugh out loud as often as movies do. If it did, I'd read more poetry. I think in McLuhan-esque terms, "What do various media do well?" Movies do chase scenes and slapstick well. Poetry does other things well,
I find the English candy scene in Gravity's Rainbow makes me laugh out loud more than any other scene.
Humor seems beyond my understanding. It doesn't seem necessary to ask why one finds something funny. I think of the entry on "Bisociation" in Everything Is Under Control by Bob Wilson.