How to be Funny

What it Means to be a Funny Person

Obviously, being funny is subjective (or maybe it’s objective, I don’t really know). But we all know if someone is funny or not; comedy really doesn’t change all that much. (Even with all the opinions and political correctness movements of today).

There is SNL funny, Psych funny and Jerry Seinfeld funny. But there is only one surefire way to know if you are funny: do people laugh at what you say?

And that’s the funny I’m getting at, not like grandpa’s jokes around the dinner table, but do people like hanging around you because they know they’ll get a kick out of it. If you are genuinely funny it won’t matter where you are or what you are talking about people will laugh.

If you are genuinely funny it won’t matter where you are or what you are talking about people will laugh.

Also, if you don’t feel you are funny. That’s ok, you can become more funny.

Yes, some people are naturally funnier than others, but even the funny people work to become funnier.

How to Become More Funny

How do you work to become funnier? Is that even possible?

I believe, yes.

The more funny things you say, even though only one of four will get laughs, you’ll still say a lot of funny comments.

How then?

  1. Hang out with funny people. Trust me you’ll learn a lot from them.
  2. Watch funny people on TV. Like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
  3. Say a lot.

Wait… “say a lot”???

What does that even mean?

Here’s the deal. Three out of four “funny” comments will fail.

The more funny things you say, even though only one of four will get laughs, you’ll still say a lot of funny comments.

The other thing is, funny people tend to say things that they regret later, why?

A big part, is that comedy is all about timing. Funny people often say things without thinking.

My recommendation: balance, you don’t want to ruin the mood by saying something inconsiderate. But, you can’t worry so much about being P.C. that you lose the ability to be a funny person.

Yeah, it’s hard, but it can be done. The benefits from being a funny person, far out weigh the challenge of finding that balance between being considerate of feelings and forking out edgy comments.

Question:

What do you think makes a person funny?

2 thoughts on “How to be Funny

  1. Funny is as funny does. Exagerated facial expresiones can add to a well timed funny comment. The blog post photo of the boy laughing is funny!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.