This is an address delivered to the International Society for Humor Studies in 2007. The question was posed: why is there so much laughter in the Book of Genesis? The Bible was not held up to ridicule or laughed at because it told funny stories. The sacred scriptures were examined to discover what seems odd and out of place both in the events of Abraham’s life and adventures narrated in the text and in the narrative text it self. Not agreeing with those who see the very idea of a divine-human exchange as simply silly, or even dangerously ridiculous, the address suggests that God has the last laugh as he leads those willing to follow, however reluctantly, to discover how ridiculous life would be without a God teasing us to guess at what comes next.