How to Be Funny
Everyone has there own idea of what is funny. We all have our sense of what style works for us. I think the easiest and most effective way to bring out your natural sense of humor is to focus on one style and really master it.
For me it has always been a mix of cocky and sarcastic. My comedic inspiration has always been Vince Vaughn. I was a fan of his long before Wedding Crashers made him a household name. I would watch all of his movies and pay attention to his timing and delivery. His timing and delivery is ultimately what made the lines work.
My cocky sarcastic sense of humor doesn’t always work. Sarcasm is something that generally works better on smarter girls… I’ve learned that when I’m sarging drunken sorority girl types I generally have to tone down the sarcasm. It often goes right over their head and I stand there looking like an asshole.
I came across a good site that gives some lessons on developing a sarcastic sense of humor. If you’re still developing your sense of humor its worth at least understanding the basics of sarcasm. If used effectively its pretty fun and entertaining.
To learn how to be sarcastic check out this little tutorial on “how to be sarcastic.” The same site always has a good tutorial on “how to recognize irony.” Recognizing irony is also a really effective way to get laughs and show that you have a smart sense of humor.
If you’re looking specifically to learn how to make women laugh you can read the post on this site by Derek Vitalio.
What do you guys find works best for getting people laughing. Any specific styles or lines you like to use?
About Bobby Rio I'm Bobby Rio, one of the founders of TSB. I tend to write about what is on my mind so you'll find a mix of self development, social dynamics and dating articles/experiences. For a collection of some of my favorite articles check them out.