Humans are funniest when they weep and tremble before, like you say, 'the facts in the case.'
I have found out all about this affair, and it's one of the funniest things I ever heard of.'
He laughed, of course, but not as if 'twas the funniest thing he ever heard.
But the funniest thing about him is the way he reminds me of somebody else.
Thus the Comic Latin Grammar is lepidissimus, ...