The Skill of Humor – TEDx Talk

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I’m excited to announce that my second TEDx talk is now available online: In the talk, given at TEDxTAMU, I talk about: My grandma’s definition of WTF. 30 benefits from learning how to use humor. The skill of humor and why anyone can learn it. Three steps to creating humor. Why my grandmother is the… Read more

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Best of This Blog

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With over 700 posts, the Humor That Works Blog is a vast resource covering all sorts of humor topics. But it can also be a bit overwhelming; new readers aren’t sure where to start or what to focus on. Well, new readers should definitely start with the Getting Started Guide, but after that, it’s choose-your-own-adventure… Read more

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Can You Learn to Be Funny? Yes

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at the same event as Kevin Richardson, aka the Lion Whisperer, aka this dude: Before the event, he and I were talking and when he found out I did stand-up comedy, his reaction was, “I could never do that, it’s too scary.” This, from a… Read more

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What is Applied Improvisation?

When clients hear that my training includes applied improvisation, they often have no idea what I’m talking about or immediately fear the worst. They worry that it means their employees will have to tell jokes, will be forced to do silly exercises, or will have to do some form of trust fall. Applied improv is none of the above. What… Read more

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101 Funny Work Jokes to Get You Through the Day

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Office jokes aren’t just a way to pass the time, they’re also a great way to experience the benefits of humor at work. So if you’re in need of a laugh, or are looking for something fun to add to the bottom of your email signature, try one of these funny work jokes. A guy goes… Read more

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