In the opening scene we have Mark and Erica talking about knowledge of people in China, SAT and Mark's infatuation with getting into the Finals Club. How is this scene humorous? Someone told me they laughed but I cannot see the humor except for the awkwardness from Mark. But this humor I have incorporated into Mark as awkwardness that Jesse (the actor) is trying to portray as Mark.
For example, in this re-do of the scene by Devin Rice and Lauren Hamrick, I don't see any humor at all. What I do see is the realistic layout of how a break-up occurs.
Is the scene intended to be humorous? What elements/explanation shows how this could work? (subtleties in the script, surrounding atmosphere, camera positions or music)