Funny doesn’t follow a formula, but there are elements of a joke that contribute to successful humor. That goes for stand up comedy, a joke from a friend, or a segment on the radio. Personalities should learn and apply four rules of funny to maximize the most important attribute of a radio show: humor!

In this article, I break down the Four Rules of Funny with analysis for how it applies to performance on-air. Including:

  • The Four Rules of Funny as it applies to a Louis CK joke.
  • A detailed explanation of each of the four rules.
  • How each fits into personality development.

The Four Rules of Funny


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