After all, laughter is the best medicine.
“My wife said that her wildest sexual fantasy would be if I got my own apartment. -Rodney Dangerfield
Some people, Like Rodney Dangerfield, are just naturally funny.
Some people, Like Donald Trump, are funny…
The rest of us have to prepare in order to tell a good joke.
But the most important advice I can give about How to tell a good joke is, start with a good joke.
Then, choose the right target. The joke needs to be suited to your audience.
It helps if the joke has a little truth in it.
Tell a joke about recent events.
Exaggerate, just a little.
Create anticipation ~~~ “Take my wife – please!” -Henny Youngman
Make the joke your own. Make it about something in your personal life.
And practise, practise, practise!
“Ah, Signor Halt,’ he said uncertainly, ‘you are making a joke, yes?’
‘He is making a joke, no,’ Will said. ‘But he likes to think he is making a joke, yes.”
― John Flanagan,