Laughter is the Best Medicine

Week 6, February 19th, 2021:

Assignment:

  1. Find a funny commercial to share with the group. 

Example commercial

Question to think about for when you share: “Why do I find this funny?”

 

 

Week 5, February 12th, 2021:

Assignment: Share a personal funny story from this week.

Lincoln’s Jokes

 

 

Week 4, February 5th, 2021:

Assignment: Bring a funny personal story, a clip, a comic, or a song to share with the class.

 

 

Week 3, January 22nd, 2021: Laughter is the best medicine!

5 jokes – It is OK to use stories and jokes over again – You don’t have to come up with “new stuff” for each day, every show. However, if you’re in a work setting – you can’t say the same joke each day. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqhVaWKaWio

  1. Use go to stories
  2. Act out characters
  3. Be comfortable using Self depreciating humor
  4. Tell jokes that elevate other people
  5. Double down on other peoples jokes 

You should use your hands and act it out. Make fun of your own “flaws”. If you can learn to laugh at yourself its often much appreciated. Being in the “in” can allow you to joke about things. I can tell jokes about Swedish people/culture and oddities….I can’t joke about “deaf jokes” , but my wife can…. Know your self and know your audience. 

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Week 2. (Jan 15th)

Continue with Michael Jr video. ….technique of 

….set up………punch line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twSvd5bQLDw

Take away: Your struggles/ challenges/”weakness”/disability can be your strength, and humor can be the path in how you share this!!

Next part: Share your video’s – remember 2 min or less, and keep it appropriate (we’re adults , BUT being mean/hurtful or condescending isn’t funny. 

 

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How to Be Funny: 7 Easy Steps to Improve Your Humor

 

How to GIVE (not get) laughter!!

Think about how this also is true in life.  Paying attention & being observant! Your surroundings are an important part of who you are. Focus on being present and be intentional in what you do and deliver. People that are able to use humor must be “present” and pay attention to what is happening around you, what is said, tone of voice, body language….. Can you do this if you are focused on just wanting to deliver your own message/joke? 

Comedian Michael Jr. is incorporating all this,  and he’s giving back – having shows at prison, shelters, for the homeless…. 

More than FUNNY with Michael Jr. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twSvd5bQLDw

Take away: Your struggles/ challenges/”weakness”/disability can be your strength, and humor can be the path in how you share this!!

The steps involved are ….set up………punch line.

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