Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How to be funny

I am not the funniest person in the world.  I love a good joke, I laugh at the silly dorky comedies on tv.  Right now I'm on a Everybody loves Raymond kick.  Dorky sitcoms tickle me immensely. 

It's not that I don't see the humor in things, I just usually see the irony. 

So for kicks and giggles I decided to hit the search engines for tips on being funny.  I found lots of information on the importance of avoiding stagnant jokes, avoiding all the "ism" jokes, etc.

                  "Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth." ~ Victor Borge

Then I found some great pointers on repetition.

So by now I'm getting click happy and trying to find a way to turn my seriousness into humor. 

I realized that I can't change my serious nature, so I'll stop reading all those crazy websites that tell me what I have to do to be funny.

Now see?  I think that is just hilarious.

*pictures courtesy of Natalie


Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the old humor (Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Foster Brooks, etc.).... Some of the new humor just doesn't do it for me... I absolutely despise shows which involve smart-ellec kids.... I don't like humor which offends someone, or makes fun of people... I love to laugh --and do it often. BUT--some things which people think are funny just isn't funny to me.


Jean said...

What's wrong with me? I didn't really find these comics funny. Hey...never mind my opinion...laugher is good for the laugh away!

Nancy said...

We each have our own things we feel are funny and make us laugh. It's part of who we are.

If it's funny to you, then that's really all that matters. :)

Jules said...

I thought that was funny too. I think your Borge quote said it best, humor in logic. Don't fight the serious, it has it's place as well :)

Snakes on the Plane
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

AlexOngNYC said...

Snakes on a Plane!

Breakfast Every Hour

Bossy Betty said...

I got through Fraiser phases and watch all ten seasons in a row. Love that kind of humor.

Out on the prairie said...

What we feel is not with our hands or eyes but our heart.What is good for one may not spread to others as well.Being able to laugh at ones self is a good realease.

Corine said...

I too, am a serious person. But I also love to laugh and KNOW I have a sense of humor... even if I don't find EVERYTHING funny; no one does (I second Betsie's comment here) . That is part of what makes us all unique. :D

Laugh on my friend... at whatever you deem funny! :D

molly b. said...

I don't get it at all...but I do get you sis! We can sure do our fair share of giggling when we're together.