Comedy Is Serious Business

Humor can be most effective when it surprises you — when it comes from an unexpected source or during an otherwise serious occasion. (If you’ve ever gotten the giggles during, say, a funeral, you know what I mean.) This weekend I was scanning the site of a local charity, looking for donation guidelines. I’m in […]

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Are You Funnier Than Mitt Romney?

“Quick, I need a joke for this speech!” No you don’t. The last you thing you need is to shoehorn some tired, contrived quip into your presentation that has no relevance to your material. All for the sake of “breaking the ice.” Better to let the humor flow naturally and organically. And to respect the […]

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