AI can assist with writing comedy, but its effectiveness is limited. Research led by Google DeepMind’s Piotr Mirowski found that while AI models like ChatGPT and Google Gemini can structure monologues and draft initial content, they struggle to produce original and funny material.

Professional comedians who used AI in their work described the generated jokes as bland and generic. AI’s limitations stem from safety filters, reliance on safe source material, and the nature of humor, which often requires surprise and deviation from norms. Additionally, AI-generated comedy may reinforce biases and lack the unique perspectives essential for high-quality humor.

Source: MIT Technology Review