The most popular trait of an engaging, high-performing entertainer is the ability to make the audience laugh or at least smile. Research almost always indicates that “someone funny” is the #1 trait they seek from entertainers. Make them laugh, and nothing else matters. It’s the holy grail for building a larger, more loyal fanbase. But it’s hard to make people laugh, and not everyone is naturally funny. Some try hard, and that rarely works out well. Fortunately, everyone can learn to be funnier.

Woody Allen says:

People think it’s very hard to be funny but it’s an interesting thing—if you can do it, it’s not hard at all.

So how can ordinary people who don’t know how to do it learn to be funnier?

How to Be Funnier