‘The first point to which attention should be called is that the comic does not exist outside the pale of what is strictly HUMAN. A landscape may be beautiful, charming and sublime, or insignificant and ugly; it will never be laughable.’
Bergson, Henri. Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
Is he right? Is the falling waffle funny because we imagine it to be a person? Bergson would argue that as the waffle is man-made, we are laughing at ‘the shape that men have given it’, and therefore, its human elements. I’m not convinced, and if there is a counter example to his Human Theory, Waffle Falling Over is definitely it.