How to be Funny On Purpose


For centuries illustrious thinkers

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For centuries illustrious thinkers

have speculated about what inspires the

beguiling and uplifting sound of laughter.

With their ideas in mind, Edgar Willis

takes an innovative and sometimes

startling approach to the subject. Its key

element is a precise and practical set of

instructions for turning the momentary

flicker of an idea into a full-fledged and

funny joke. He provides further enrichment

with lively discussions of such

relevant topics as: good jokes and bad

ones, the often hilarious consequences of

unintended humor, and the perils of

being funny. Richard L. Weaver II adds

informed insights into using the Internet

to find and develop jokes. The result is a

book of extraordinary reach and dimension.

The tone is erudite without being

stuffy. He uses hundreds of jokes to

illustrate techniques of jokemaking and shares

anecdotes about his adventures

and misadventures with humor.The probing analyses of

humor's complexities will challenge your

capacity to perceive and understand.

The value of this book to aspiring

humorists is obvious. It can also guide

teachers, preachers, and public speakers

into using humor to add zest and

attention-holding power to their presentations.

Most importantly it can amplify

the response and sharpen the appreciation

of people who relish hearing funny

stories, and that includes almost everyone.

They have laughed at jokes before,

but having read this book, they will laugh

louder, for now they will know why they

are laughing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973754537
  • Publisher: And Then Some Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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