This next video might serve as some evidence that Germans are indeed capable of eliciting laughter from others - simply by being themselves. This news report is on a laughing club (lach club) in Germany, where there is a proscribed time and place for everything. This video is in German. That just makes it funnier.
Speaking of the German Language, Mark Twain's meditation on trying to learn the German tongue is entitled "The Awful German Language".
For my own purposes, I have no intention of really to speak German. I'm just trying to hone my mimicry of any spoken moment of German I come across. Also, my lack of knowledge and comprehension does nothing to prevent me from reciting any German text I find to Angelika. I find this pastime enormously amusing. I believe she does too. Her amusement is manifested in a pretense of eye rolling incomprehension of what she's just heard.
I will say that Angelika, being German and all, is not among the unfunniest of folks. I guess since she is also an American citizen, the balance of her national identities places her in the middle of the spectrum.....She's part of a hybrid group: 1/2 Kraut + 1/2 Yank = Krank