This pattern supports previous research which found the beneficial potential for humor to release negative mood scales and replace them with a positive sense of euphoria or elation. Both males and females appear to benefit from the enjoyment of specific humor content when angered.
Source: Prerost, F. (1995). Sexual desire and the dissipation of anger arousal through humor appreciation; Gender and content issues. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 23, 45-52.