I know what you’re thinking.
“Who the hell are you to give me advice on how to be a funnier person? Are you even that funny? PROVE IT.”
To which I will respond: I am not claiming that I am especially funny. There is nothing more excruciating, and in fact, less funny, than the pressure to say something funny.
But what I lack in zingers, I make up for in RESEARCH. And there is nothing funnier than WikiHows explanation of how to be a funnier person. They even include SAMPLE JOKES such as:
“What happens to liars when they die?” Answer – “They lie still.”
No. Please God no. Image via Giphy.
That just…that isn’t even slightly funny.
Our first tip would be to never, ever, recycle a joke from WikiHow. In fact, I would broaden that to: read the entire WikiHow explanation, and then do absolutely none of those things. Ever.
So, throughout the course of my research, I asked for some pointers from my brothers and a few friends who I find particularly funny.
My brother said – and I quote – “First of all, don’t ever f*cking ask that question”.
Well, my dear sibling, it’s already too f*cking late. Here are the best tips for being an all-round funnier human being.
Don’t overthink it.
HA. This one is ironic given that you’re reading a goddamn list on how to be a funnier person. So we’ve all already failed on this one. But hear me out.
You know how you’re funniest when you’re around your family? Or close friends? Or a colleague who just really gets you?
Me making jokes in front of my grandpa. Image via Giphy.