4 Ways You Can Be Funny

So many people believe that you are born with a sense of humor or that it is a natural ability. To some extent we all have a natural ability with anything that we do, but we all have the ability to improve our skills by learning how to do something.

Basically you can become better at anything no matter what your skill level is.

So if you learn how to become funny and you know someone that is funny but does not improve their skills, then it is possible that you can become funnier!

Make sense?

Anyhow if it does or doesn’t here are 10 tips that can help you improve your sense of humor.

4 quick ways to be funny

Chill Winston!
Basically you need to learn how to chill out and relax. Don’t put becoming funny up on a pedestal. People tend to build up so much pressure in their head at making a joke and at striking out. If you do, so what! Every person has a joke that doesn’t go well.

What we are trying to do here is make all your conversations more interesting, you are not trying to defuse a nuclear bomb!
So remember stop putting pressure on yourself – all you want is people to laugh or smile.

Know some jokes
ultimately you can use jokes all the time, jokes are funny so you don’t have to be and they can be used in loads of different situations. If you read a joke a day or maybe have a resource of one liners that you look at every once in a while, you will find that you become better and better at having something funny that relates to different situations.

Keep an eye on what is popular

If you are looking to be funny, you need to talk about something or refer to events. When you get clued up about what is going on in the news, on TV or events in your town; you can judge what people know and like and have funny remarks for each occasion.

Also you might get some great one liners by watching the right things that are popular. After all if you want to quote Peter from Family Guy, you need to have seen the show, then when you say it to someone else that has seen the show, you have a chance of giving some great humor!

So get clued up on film, TV, music, and pop culture stuff, the more you know, the greater the chance of being funny. Broaden your horizons and stay up-to-date with current events in the news, and you’ll be surprised at how much material will randomly come to you.

Know who you are talking to!
This one is a biggie! Imagine telling a dirty joke to your boss or telling a wife joke to a feminist group or possibly making fun of a girlfriend to her parents. Seems kind of crazy, but many times people get so excited they have something funny or something that worked in one occasion and take it somewhere where it doesn’t work.

So if you are giving a speech it is a different type of humor to use than if you are out with just the guys (if you are a guy) or just your girlfriends (if you are a girl)!


The Master of Persuasion - Muneer is a hypnotist, marketer and ex door to door salesman. He has spoken in over 10 countries and writes about the principles of subconscious persuasion.