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3 Steps to Start an Entertaining Joke

What is the easiest way to make someone laugh? Tell a joke. Depending on the situation, there are jokes for kids and jokes intended for adults. Some people are good at telling jokes but have no idea how they come out of their mouths. These people are naturally funny. But if you are not one of these people or have always had a problem with being funny, don’t worry. Understand that all jokes have a formula behind them that makes them funny; otherwise, it’s not amusing, and that’s not a joke. This article will share with you some guides on how to start an entertaining joke. 

Have an Objective

Every joke starts with a goal and can be directed to anything – people, places, ideas, etc. The most important thing to remember here is to relate the target to the person or persons told the joke not to get offended. For example, if you say to your friends a joke about your partner, they will laugh with you because they might be associated with it. However, if you tell your partner the same joke, he or she will probably not smile. He or she will gradually tiptoe towards you in the distance.

Use Realism

Jokes are not funny if there is no truth in them. You can’t just walk in and start saying something absurd because the audience won’t have the ability to connect with it, and secondly, you won’t have a chance to surprise them. It is funny because you juxtapose the rational and the foolish. If you don’t know it, don’t forget that the more you can start a joke seriously and casually, the greater the gain towards the end. Using an example, imagine someone walking around with a severe face and say: “If you think the world is normal, why do hot dogs come in packages of ten and hot dog buns come in packages of eight?.”

Apply Exaggeration

In case you get a proper set up from the previous step, then another thing to do would be to re-evaluate another part of that joke. You would like to do “a little more” out there than people expect. The more you can exaggerate, and maybe not completely ruin it by not saying something that ends up being wholly meaningless or arbitrary, the more fun it will be. In essence, could you exaggerate the joke as much as possible and make it credible at the same time? “You know, it was pretty hot yesterday. I saw a dog chasing after a cat, and they were both walking.”

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