This article uses the Freud’s theoretical approach on the jokes to think over some questions related to the analytical act. The clinical example here presented is a useful illustration of a sort of joking structure that would be in progress in this act.
In a synthetic way, we discuss the interesting points about the freudian understanding of the joke in order to deal with this conceptualization of the so-called analytical act. The clinical case is retaken in order to bring up a sort of thread that sews the theoretical approaches presented throughout the text. Lacan is mentioned so that we can both enlarge our view about the joke issue and take this notion as an act of will.
Psychoanalysis; joke; analytical act; transference