Hope you’re having fun and making profits, making yourself and other people laugh.
Start adding physical movement to your joke telling to grab more attention, to keep more people listening and of course to make the joke more enjoyable and funnier. You don’t have to be a clown or a comic dancer to do it, and it doesn’t require years of developing skills or acting classes.
Physically funny can be as simple as the joke about the little boy who walked into the milk bar and said to the sales girl “I’ll have 10 cents worth of chocolate babies please, and make them all boys” the girl said “There is not (click fingers) that much difference”. The kid said “I know, but there is (click fingers) that much more chocolate”.
What you can do is make an effort to find comic bits of business and jokes, which utilise fingers, hands and arms as ways of exploring your comic possibilities.
There’s a story about a bloke whose arm was bent at the elbow and his left hand was pressed against his side like this (do action). He staggered into a shop, lent on a counter and fumbled for some money with his free hand and said “I’ll have some cigarettes please miss, would you light one for me?” the sales girl said “Oh you poor man, you must have been in a bad accident to have your arm twisted like that”. The bloke looked down at his arm and said “Holy heck I’ve lost my watermelon”. Read the rest of this entry »