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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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