At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
Being yourself, always.
be yourself and thnik of thing in the past that were funny but not pranks
A good sense of humor is something that is not easy to develop. Most people that has a good sense of humor either practiced it for years or were just raised in a household that brought that out. I don't agree with Vinicius and Kasi though. Being yourself is not enough. It is if you already have a good sense of humor, but not if you don't. Here's why. I worked in a night club for years and have seen the good and the bad when it comes to stand-up comedy. I got to know a lot of comedians personally, and most good ones spent hours and hours thinking of and writing jokes. They weren't just being themselves, they were trying really, really hard to be funny, but they had practiced on developing their sense of humor, so they were funny even though they were not actually being themselves. In fact, I knew one comedian who was funny on stage, but never once cracked a joke off stage, at least not in my presence. So that is one side of the coin, if you are naturally funny, you can be yourself because you have an affinity for finding and relating the humor in any situation. Again, this can be developed, but it takes years. Now the flip-side of the coin is that if you are not naturally funny or have not developed your sense of humor, don't expect to be funny by being yourself. I have a friend who tries to do stand-up comedy. Unlike the other comedians I've met, I do know him on a personal level. He does not have a good sense of humor, but he thinks that he does. When he gets on stage he does, in fact, try to be himself. It doesn't work. Most of his jokes . . . well . . . suck. Oh, he gets a few laughs, just enough to keep him from walking off the stage, but he really isn't that funny. I told him one time after a show, "Man, you need to come up with some new material." He said, "I do everyday. It's called life." (That is an example of one of his jokes. Sorry Tim, not funny). So, just being yourself may not be enough. However, having a sense of humor means something else as well. Having a sense of humor can also simply mean being able to appreciate the humorous, to be good-natured, and finding the humor in situations that night not be otherwise funny. As your boss is firing you all you notice is the booger hanging out of his nose, things like that (Oh big rule: Always laugh at your wife's jokes even if they aren't funny. They like a man with a sense of humor and will think you have one if you laugh when they crack a joke). But if you are truly wanting to be funny, then you better practice and until it comes naturally to you . . . fake it.
OK Jagatuba, I really liked your answer. You was deeper than me and reached a point that I didn´t. In fact, I guessed that jayzimmer just wanted be more funny, not to act as a stand-up comedian (first and foremost is very difficult to be as one).
I was just using stand-up comedy as an example, but it still applies to having a sense of humor in general. There are different types of senses of humor as well (dry wit, sarcastic, etc). Not all people appreciate all types. Generally we gravitate to those with a similar type. For example, someone with a sarcastic sense of humor may find another with that type funny, while another may find it offensive.
Ok I realized. You´re right.