The Four Styles of Humor

four styles of humor

One of the most common questions I get about using humor is, “How do I make sure it’s appropriate?” Previously, we’ve talked about the importance of understanding your Humor MAP. That’s definitely still true. But another thing that can help is to understand the four styles of humor (as defined by Rod A Martin). These styles… Continue Reading >

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Humor at the McDonald’s Drive Thru

Think about the stereotypical view of a fast food worker. In most media, you see them portrayed as disinterested teenagers who would rather be anywhere else. They are the DMV workers of the food industry. Not so in this video of a trip to a McDonald’s drive thru. Watch the video and we’ll come back… Continue Reading >

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Cliched Meaning of Life

cliched meaning of life

One of the biggest keys to success is first defining what success looks like for you. But in a weird way, defining success means stepping back and contemplating the meaning of life. But what is the meaning of life? That’s exactly what I try to process in this video, where I share 100 cliches in… Continue Reading >

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Best of This Blog

best of blog

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… Continue Reading >

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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… Continue Reading >

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