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  • What is the secret of comedy?

  • Well, it's pretty simple - there is no secret. There's no secret of comedy.

  • If you can laugh, then you can write comedy.

  • And not only that, then you can deliver comedy.

  • If you can laugh, you can be a comedian.

  • In fact even if you can't laugh and you find the world a bleak and terrible place,

  • you're probably a very good comedian because to be a comedian you don't have to be the life of the party.

  • You don't have to be the person who is always cracking jokes.

  • You don't have to be outgoing and gregarious.

  • Really, you just need to be yourself.

  • And if you think about all the great comedians in the world you've got Woody Allen - he's not a happy and popular guy.

  • He probably got bashed up at school.

  • Tina Fey - she wasn't popular at school either.

  • Or in Australia you've got Charlie Pickering - Charlie was not the king of the football team.

  • Being funny is just about talking to an audience about the way you see the world.

  • And you see the world in a way that nobody else can see the world.

  • It's your own, so as soon as you start thinking funny and writing it down - if you have a funny idea just write it in a little notepad -

  • before you know it you'll be saying things that are amusing to an audience.

  • Don't worry if you're shy, don't worry if you're quiet, don't worry if nobody ever laughs at your jokes.

  • You just stand there and see the world your own way.

  • Oh, and one more thing.

  • There's only one rule in comedy - the punchline goes at the end.

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How to Be Funny | RMIT University

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