Funny people are fun to be with. Everyone enjoys their company. Learn how to be funny and you’ll be the life of the party. At parties you’ll be surrounded by a circle of friends, eager to listen to your funny stories and laugh at your jokes. People want to be entertained.
Make jokes and tell funny stories and you’ll be welcome everywhere you go.
Some people find it easy to be funny. It seems to be a natural gift. In actual fact it’s a skill they learnt as children. Children love to do funny things in order to be the centre of attention. They learn to attract attention by making funny faces, dressing up with funny clothes or saying funny things.
It’s quite natural to want to be popular; to be noticed, admired and accepted. Perhaps you may be a quiet, modest, retiring sort of person, prepared to always be in the background while others get all the attention. But think how nice it would be to change your image.
Wouldn’t you like people to find you amusing and entertaining? Wouldn’t you like to have people crowd around you at parties, laughing at your funny stories?
Being funny is a skill. Fortunately it’s a skill you can learn. It’s never too late to start learning to be funny. Knowing the best way to tell funny jokes and funny stories is easier than you think. It does take a little bit of effort and practice, but learning to be funny is not as difficult as you think.
Here is some useful advice:
(1) Make a point of remembering jokes you’ve heard or read recently. They don’t have to be vulgar to be funny. In fact it is probably not a good idea to tell a dirty joke unless you are absolutely sure that all the people who are listening to you enjoy this type of joke.
There are hundreds of really funny jokes on the internet. Choose jokes that really amuse you. If you find them really funny yourself, you are going to find it easy to memorize them. A good way to memorize jokes is to practice saying them to yourself in front of a mirror, just as you would do if you had to deliver a speech.
In telling a joke, remember that timing is everything. Make sure you deliver the punch line at the right time. How do you do this? Practice. Before you tell the joke to even a few friends, make a point of practicing it in private.
(2) In addition to remembering funny jokes that you have heard recently, make a point of remembering funny quotes and funny remarks. Try and remember as many as you can and then use them at appropriate times.
Here again, the internet is a wonderful source of extremely clever and funny quotes. Very often these funny quotes were made by famous people. In using the quotes, at an appropriate time at a party, it’s not necessary to pretend that the remark is something you made up yourself. If the remark is really clever and witty, it will be just as funny if you acknowledge the source.
For example, it’s really easy to remember the remark that Winston Churchill made at a party when a lady sitting next to him informed him, very loudly, and in an aggressive manner: “Sir, you are drunk!” Churchill immediately replied: “Yes Madam, you are right. But you are ugly. Tomorrow I will be sober”.
(3) When you tell a story, instead of making fun of someone else, in order to show how clever you are, it’s a good idea to make fun of yourself. You don’t have to do so in a way that makes you look like a complete idiot. Rather do so in a way that describes an embarrassing situation that happened to you.
How to be funny is definitely a skill you can learn. There are a number of courses available that will show you how to become funny.