When Michael got a job at Tofugu, he moved to Portland, Maine by mistake. It's still a funny story we laugh about to this day.
Koichi gets intensive comedy training from Michael every day.
In my dream, I was a comedian and I had to fart on purpose in front of the TV audience, but I couldn’t do it. Then I was scolded by the experienced comedians who hosted the show.
You know that 笑う is "to laugh." This is a noun version of that, though it's not "a laugh," (that's 笑い). Add お to that and you have the thing that makes you laugh. It's comedy. It's the joke that's elevated with お because it made you laugh SOOOOO much. Haha!
The reading is the same 笑う or 笑い. It's also the same as what you learned with the kanji.