Learning how to be funnier (1)

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I just start reading today about this topic, I am reading “Step by Step  to stand up Comedy”, so I will be a fantastic public speaker this is one of my goals in life.

To study better I do abstracts, for the first chapter.

Every joke has a setup and a punch, the setup can be a story and the punch a second story, Example:  “I have been married and living with the woman that I love, if my wife finds that she kill me.”

To work correctly with jokes, we must Know that all us make assumptions, you can use that to create the surprise of the punch, you fist gain the attention and after that you surprise them with something unexpected but related with your first  story.

Some jokes just have the punch, like a man in a bike with square wheels. The assumption of the wheels are circles setup the moment to that kind of joke.

Other observation is you can set up the story and make them guess what follow, like this joke “In a restaurant there were waiters to everything, the water waiter brought the water, the table waiter put the table, and the heat waiter…” so you can guess :).

The aim of a joke is to play with the assumptions of others using Reinterpretation because things can be interpreted in several ways, like in this story. ” My grandfather died peacefully in his sleep. But the kids on his bus were screaming”

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Out of the nigh…

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley (