This is a title of a recent book addressing the humor idiom both most condemned and most practiced.
While enjoyable, as with all long essays on small topics, the importance is a bit overblown. Writer John Pollack is to be admired for strenuous research trough the ages. This guy told a pun, this guy and this guy. This famous guy didn’t like puns. This guy told a pun.
He does extract meaning worth considering especially in the chapter “Labs and Retrievers: How the Brain Fetches Meaning from Sound.”
There’s lots of interesting puns.