Jon Macks. · Rating details · 41 ratings · 6 reviews. An invaluable guide on how to “lighten up” from a distinguished pro who has provided laughs for JAY. I kept number six blank. “JOKE” was just a reminder to start this post with a joke from Jon Macks “If you live in Florida, ya know, God’s waiting. Read How to Be Funny by Jon Macks by Jon Macks by Jon Macks for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.
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Penny rated it did not like it Mar 20, Brian rated it it kacks ok Feb 24, At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Introduction This book has one aim — to teach you how to be funny in everyday life. The Comic Toolbox John Vorhaus. No trivia or quizzes yet. I wanted to know his secret. Being funny can cover up a multitude of sins. Overview Music Video Charts. I mentioned this above as a key reason to buy this book.
Fulfillment is a factor. I’m known for my puns at work and elsewhere.
A lot of this book is repetitive. I wonder how well this really works. You’ve successfully reported this review. Or the bull… in shit. When he tries to invent scenarios in which to use this rather scripted humor, such as in the elevator, when trying to pick someone up, in an argument with your spouse, or in the workplace, the humor and premise get a little strained.
To ask other readers questions about How to Be Funnyplease sign up. Whether the goal is to give a memorable public address or deliver a killer line with friends, How to Be Funny is a charming, instructive, and practical read.
If you can get someone to lower her barrier against laughter, you are more likely to get her to take off her clothes. Here he demystifies the process of making people laugh, breaks down the basic building blocks and types of humor — which include self-deprecation, misdirection, deadpan delivery, sarcasm, and “the reverse” — and reveals the best approaches to use in common situations.
More books from this author: One night, John passed away in his sleep after watching the Yankee victory earlier in the evening. And we like it. Thank you Jon Macks! Patricia rated it it was ok Jun 14, When Breath Becomes Air.
Being funny is hard work and not everyone is a natural. A few nights later, his buddy Dave awoke to the sound of John’s voice from beyond. I wanted to bring people together. To see what your friends thought of this book, please mcks up.
When everything crashed, I fed people chocolate. Girl, Wash Your Face. Lists with This Book.
Funny people make more money. View More by This Author. Funny people get noticed at work. When To Rob A Bank. How to Win Friends and Influence People. The Power of Habit. This would continue until my husband was mad, I was laughing, and the joke was in tatters. It ranks somewhere between proctology assistant and Jennifer Lopez’s wedding planner.
But these techniques and advice will not work if you have the unfunny gene. Edited Though shy, my husband tells jokes well and is a good speaker. Here he demystifies the process of making people laugh, breaks down the basic building blocks and types of humor — which include self-deprecation, misdirection, deadpan delivery, sarcasm, and “the reverse” — and reveals the best approaches to use in common situations.
You certainly need to be well read, able to connect seemingly unconnected events and pull topical references out and use them at the drop of a hat. It’s a must-read for anyone who has to speak in public, be engaging and funny at work or at play, or who hopes to one day go out on a date. Two friends John and Dave were two huge baseball fans. However, because he wrote for Jay Leno and clearly is chummy with a number of the other comics he mentions frequently—such as Carrie Fisher, Dave Barry, or Rita Rudner—too much of the book comes across as an homage to these comedians.
A website by Thought. That turned into a lifetime… Before podcasting and writing, I worked on Wall Street. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. They are marching to the beat of a different drummer and the drummer is Pete Best. For example, if he started with the first line of the joke above: