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.

How to Not Take Yourself Too Seriously

Daily Life, Humour, Theoretics

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Sometimes it can be hard to laugh at yourself and not take life so seriously. There’s stress, relationship problems, and the demands of family and work that often make it hard to look for levity in life’s situations. Taking yourself less seriously is a sign of comfort and helps you grow as a person. While you can’t always control what happens, you can control how you react. Choosing to not take yourself so seriously is a positive step to help deal with negative situations you can’t always control.

The structure of a joke

Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics

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Jokes have to have a certain structure. In order to ensure laughs, the audience has to believe what you’re talking about before you introduce the laugh. That is one of the most challenging parts of comedy. You’re going to want to have honest set-ups and honest but exaggerated punchlines. You see, a joke starts out so logical, with a comedian saying something that we all know, but then can turn it into something so different that it allows for a laugh. Let me go over the five parts of a joke here and explain their integral part in the whole joke schema.

For patients in tough situations,
sometimes the best thing is Humour

Daily Life, Humour, Laughter

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When i was studing to become a nurse and now some 20 years later is still ask my patients: “How are you doing?”. One day a young woman replied “I’m killin’ it !!”. “Killin’ it?” I echoed. “Yeah—I’m killin’ it, because otherwise, it’s killin’ me,” the woman replied. This exchange set the tone for my nurse-patient relationship for the next few days. Even as Icould see the side effects of chemo setting in, this woman kept up their inside joke, feeding an easy sense of trust between us.

Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke

Healing, Humour, Laughter

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When it comes to relieving stress, more giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor ordered. Here’s why. Whether you’re guffawing at a sitcom on TV or quietly giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that’s no joke. Stress relief from laughter. A good sense of humour can’t cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do.