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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I've never really understood the whole concept of humour. Our whole perception of what's funny changes as we grow up. Infact, it changes so rapidly, that sometimes friends start to think they don't understand what is it actually that you find funny, and hence they go off on the tangent that they don't understand you. Now, that leads to many friends drifting apart, which strangely enough, is not humorous.

Black humour, cynical sarcasm never fails to get a laugh out of people. I've actually begun to think that this is one of the best ways to crack people up at parties, since it'll always hold you in good stead. Ofcourse, this requires exceptional fluency of language, thought and analysis. hence, it takes a subtle amount of sophistication, which in turn shows your own character, albeit, a sophisticated one. ofcourse, if you don't do it right, the complete opposite of a blumbering fool is projected on the highest wall of the tallest building.

its better to stay away from humour if one doesn't do it right, because then it results in the deathly silence that we are all so scared of. the biggest nightmare might be someone who tries to lighten up the mood with a joke, and is greeted with nothing but silence. so much for lightening up the mood!

so, what do you think is the best way to make people laugh? or is there a best way to make people laugh?


Good Humour is very relative and depends on the audience.
If you try using subtle, sophisticated humour on a brash, not-so sophisticated crowd you'll be rewarded with some gaping faces and hesitant smiles.
And if you try using blunt, loud humour with a relatively decent crowd..well they aren't going to be impressed.
SO while humour does put some spice into a conversation , dont try to use it too often. Use the kind of humour that works best for you and use it with a suitable audience. That way you'll get the response you want ;)

By Blogger Shikha Choudhury, at 2:23 AM  

i think it depends on the situation. sarcasm always works though. like, you could totally get a kick out of saying something totally sarcastic, but you've got to be sure it's something that'll make the others laugh, or else you'll just end up making a fool of yourself.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:41 AM  

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