Have you noticed how some people are naturally funny? They open their mouths and funny comes out.

Adam Sandler once said, “I don’t believe in beating my kids. So, I make them wear a Justin Bieber shirt and Crocs to school so the other kids will do it for me.”

He’s saying it to be funny, but you also know that there’s probably a little truth to his words, too. That’s what makes it even funnier. He’s sending his kids to school with those stupid shoes, knowing that some bully is going to take care of the discipline he doesn’t want to do.

Can’t you just picture it? His kid comes home and is like, “Dad, I got beat up…” and Sandler’s just like, “Yeah, well, that’s because you didn’t clean your room.”

“I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask them where their going and catch up with them later.” – Mitch Hedberg

When I was growing up, my friends wanted to be doctors, lawyers, and pro athletes. I wanted to be a comedian. I thought it would be a fun, powerful job that would allow me to travel. Plus, it would give me the opportunity to make people laugh.

Laughing feels good. Steve Carell said, “Nothing to me feels as good as laughing, incredibly hard.”

The power to make people laugh is strong. The first time I told a joke that caused people to laugh left me on a high for days. I’ve been chasing that high ever since.


Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid

Have you ever told a joke that you know is funny only for people to stare at you? It makes you feel like you’ve lost the power to be funny. However, it’s the people around you who are to blame.

I think that’s why I have decided I could never be a stand-up comedian. After all, what happens if you go on stage, tell a stellar joke, and the place is just silent? Even if it’s the fault of the stupid people, it could be a career killer.

We prefer to surround ourselves with intelligent people who understand a good joke when it’s told. Those are the same people who will giggle at a misheard lyric, forward us funny memes, and share a good reel.

Laughing Man

I’m Funny, But Others Don’t Think So

Who’s laughing now? Well, me. Just me. Still, I’m having a good time, so that’s all that really matters.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller

My boss told me to be happy, so I went home. The next day, I was laughing about it, but he didn’t seem to be too impressed by my comedic approach to life. We had a long and boring talk about commitment, so maybe I won’t try my stand-up skills at work any time in the near future.

Laughing Woman

Pick and Choose When You’re Going to Be Funny

I’ll admit it. When I’m bored, I try to be funny. When there’s a stressful situation, I try to be funny. And when the room is too quiet, my comedic skills can’t stay dormant.

If you can’t drop the occasional “that’s what she shed” after your boss, teacher, or doctor says something, what’s the point of living?

A solid joke should never be left untold, regardless of the situation. Well, that’s my motto in life. My friends would tend to disagree. That’s why they’ve made sure I tell you that you should do as I say, not as I do.

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”– Victor Borge

There are times when you shouldn’t be funny. Job interviews, funerals, and weddings are among those times. If you’re too funny, they’ll think that you’re not taking things too seriously.

And if there’s ever a time to be serious, it’s at a job interview, a funeral, or a wedding. If you start laughing in the middle of your “I do,” you may get backhanded with a floral bouquet. Since you don’t want to be spitting petals for the rest of the night, tuck your jokes in for a bit. At least wait until the ring exchange is done. If you feel as though your inner funny is sneaking out, release it on the dance floor, but no sooner than that.

As for the rest of the time, read the room. You do know how to read a room, right?

  1. Observe everyone’s body language. If people are relaxed and casual, proceed.
  2. Listen to what people are saying. If everyone is serious, proceed, but with extreme caution.
  3. Notice group dynamics. If people are nodding, laughing, and having a good time, you’re probably in the clear.

In the end, you have to use your intuition. Tell the joke if you think you’re in the clear.

If you tell the joke and everyone stares at you or gasps in horror because you, in fact, did not choose the right time, practice humility. Apologize to everyone and explain that you have the inappropriate sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. People will (hopefully) nod with understanding and let you go with a pass.

If you tell a second joke after the apology, though, you may be asked to leave. That’s on you. You should have known better.


The Laugh Says a Lot

Laughing can be contagious. We all know that one person can start laughing, and it’s such a silly sound that you can’t help but laugh, too. It may be a high-pitched laugh or a bit of a snort. Either way, as soon as the laughing starts, everyone in the room is laughing.

There are also some people with easily recognizable laughs. It’s something unique about them. There’s no need to look for the person in a crowded room because you can locate them the moment they start laughing.

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.”– William James

My laugh tends to be loud. I also laugh at the most inappropriate times. It can halt a presentation, get me death stares from the presenter, and cause an entire audience to “shhhh me.” And yes, this has happened on more than one occasion. It’s not something I can change. Those close to me simply know this about me and accept it as a character flaw.

Personally, laughing of any kind should be celebrated. It’s the people who never laugh you really have to be worried about. Is it that they find no humor in life, or are they so uptight that they can’t let go? I hope they figure it out soon because, wow, what a boring way to go through life.

Laughing Horse

Life is Too Short to Be Serious

It’s been said anonymously that “Life is too short to be serious all the time. So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me; I’ll laugh at you.”

You should always have that one person who keeps you in check. They should remind you that it’s okay to laugh and have a good time.

Think about the last time you laughed. If you can’t remember, there’s probably a bigger problem going on. It may be time to reevaluate your life and figure out why you’re taking life so seriously.

Even if you have the most stressful job ever, you need to purposely go in search of comedy. Laughing helps to relieve tension. It can be one of the greatest stress relievers of all time.

Why do you REALLY think we put signs about quality erections all over Sherman Country? It’s to make people laugh. Based on some of the calls we get, it’s working.

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We can’t wait to help you with your building needs. And if you want to tell us a joke during our chat, we can’t wait to hear it.