Laughter

Humour and Laughter in Palliative Care – Part 4


Daily Life, Laughter, Palliative Care, Theoretics


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Humour and laughter are present in most of human interaction. Interactions inhealth care settings are no exception. Palliative care practitioners know from experiencethat humour and laughter are common in palliative care despite the seriousness of the carecontext. Research establishing the significance of humor in care of the dying is limited This is Part 4 – The Research – Part 3

The Art of the One-Liner – Part 1


Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics


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Some may dismiss the one-liner as an easy gag, but a good one requires real skill. Luckily, there are comedians out there who have mastered the art. “Take my wife… please.” Only four words, but one of the most famous jokes in American comedy. It was written by Henny Youngman who, in the ’30s was considered the King of the One-Liners.

Humour and Laughter in Palliative Care – Part 3


Humour, Laughter, Palliative Care, Theoretics


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Humour and laughter are present in most of human interaction. Interactions inhealth care settings are no exception. Palliative care practitioners know from experiencethat humour and laughter are common in palliative care despite the seriousness of the carecontext. Research establishing the significance of humor in care of the dying is limited This is Part 3 – The Research – Part 2

Humour and Laughter in Palliative Care – Part 2


Humour, Laughter, Palliative Care, Theoretics


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Humour and laughter are present in most of human interaction. Interactions inhealth care settings are no exception. Palliative care practitioners know from experiencethat humour and laughter are common in palliative care despite the seriousness of the carecontext. Research establishing the significance of humor in care of the dying is limited This is Part 2 – The Research – Part 1

Humour and Laughter in Palliative Care – Part 1


Humour, Laughter, Palliative Care, Theoretics


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Humour and laughter are present in most of human interaction. Interactions inhealth care settings are no exception. Palliative care practitioners know from experiencethat humour and laughter are common in palliative care despite the seriousness of the carecontext. Research establishing the significance of humor in care of the dying is limited

Making Punchlines – Part 2


Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics


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A punchline in a joke is the last part of your joke and delivers the biggest laugh. It follows your set up and allows you to finish a joke with your own point of view and sense of humour. Punchlines are meant to make the audience laugh by offering a new angle on a topic that the audience wasn’t expecting. To write a punchline you have to have to follow your set up and should come up with several different options for how to end your joke. Brainstorm different endings that you find funny. Then practice your jokes and see which ones sound the best. You can read Making Punchlines – Part 1 here This blog ended when I was talking about Writing Your Punchline & Tighten your joke. So here is the conclusion of Making Punchlines. Change course in your punchline. Your punchline can often contain a reinterpretation of …