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Publisher's Summary

So you want to be funny...or funnier?

Let's face it, funny people are fun people. The more funny you are, the more fun you have. And who doesn't want to have fun? Not just girls, but everybody. (Sorry Cyndi Lauper.)

Goes without saying, people love to be around funny fun people who know how to have a good time and make others laugh. Why?

  • Laughter is the best medicine in the world that can make worries go away.
  • Laughter is the ultimate euphoric feeling that can lift the human spirit.
  • Laughter is the positive viral effect that can contagiously spread happiness.
  • Laughter is the lubricant that can ease tensions and solve problems.
  • Laughter is the universal glue that can unite people to all come together.

Simply put, if you can make people laugh, they'll love you for it! That can open many doors for you in relationships, jobs, and even getting out of trouble. :)

We are constantly told you're either born with a funny bone or not. After all, being funny is utilizing your creativity with your own view of the world of what's widely accepted notion of the truth, or challenging those beliefs disguised in humor. It's all a personalized creative-involved endeavor; it's not like there is a technical step-by-step blueprint to follow into the working madness of the mind of the funniest man in the world, unlike fixing a car, right?

Not so fast grasshopper! Comedy is more formulaic than you may think (i.e., buildup, anticipation, tension, and release). There are structural elements to guide the creative process to being funny. Most people who are funny already have some forms of subconscious structures they follow without realizing, to generate jokes and come up with their materials, after using them for so long. It's called "a sense of humor&q

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How to be funny made easy!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, very concise and with helpful examples.

What other book might you compare Instant Humor: How to Be Funny Instantly! to and why?

There isn't any book I would compare it to. It's great on its own.

What about The INSTANT-Series’s performance did you like?

Straight to the point and written in an understandable and fun way.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not sure.

Any additional comments?

<br/>This was an interesting audio series. The author is correct by saying that people tend to gravitate towards those who have a sense of humor. This audio tape is not about how to become a stand-up comedian, although some of it may apply. It is more about adding humor to the most upsetting situations or breaking the ice in conversations. The number one rule in being funny is to always make fun of yourself. Being funny, makes someone more approachable and likeable. Everyone wants to be charming and funny but instead end up being ridiculous and silly. The author has helped me understand what a good sense of humor means and how to avoid common mistakes.<br/> He talked about being yourself and finding your own brand of humor, knowing your audience and what will make them laugh. He encourages us to listen, watch, and be in situations where we can be funny and help us get inspired to be funnier and practice. Most important parts of humor per the author is length of routine and timing. He gives us some type of activities to participate in to become funnier. If an attempt was made to add humor to a situation does not work, then turn it around and make fun of yourself. I will try some of these tips when meeting my friends next time. <br/>

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don't buy it

I got about halfway through it. it's hokey and very contrived. a book that tries to teach you how to be humorous should be humorous that you think? based on other books I've been through it does touch on some good principles but it does such a shoddy job of elaborating or demonstrating

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how to be seen as a dork among peers

this book is appallingly bad. The examples and "techniques" are geared to the most lost, nerdy, awkward people, and wouldn't be helpful even to them. waste of money and time. didn't finish it.

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had to stop after 20 minutes. unfunny.

Lame; stilted delivery and I didn't laugh a single time. the techniques seem to be written by someone trying hard to be funny but totally missing the goal posts.

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Enter a new world

Would you listen to Instant Humor: How to Be Funny Instantly! again? Why?

Absolutely. The author was extremely descriptive in terms that were easy to understand. Ill listen to it again and again.

Would you recommend Instant Humor: How to Be Funny Instantly! to your friends? Why or why not?

Absolutely. The author is playing in a monotone which is extremely attractive. It just kind of reels you in.

Have you listened to any of The INSTANT-Series’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part about the work satire was appreciated. The person who was upset for no reason. The response "dude I never was supposed to send you anything" was phenomenal.

Any additional comments?

I am going to give this a whirl in the real world.

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  • either London, UK or Dallas USA
  • 02-27-16

very short - but very cheap

Would you try another book from The INSTANT-Series and/or The INSTANT-Series?

Good quick tips and a very quick 40 min listen to remind yourself how to be better interactive with folks in your network and more memorable in group situations.

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A few tips

You can't expect much from a 41 minutes audio book.
It gives you some good tips.
Of course there is a lot much information you can get in other books like David Nihill's book.
They give you 1 little example of funny stuff and then say "Exercise...", then another example and "Exercise...", etc.
I won't return it, it has a few good tips.

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Quick life lesson learned

If you could sum up Instant Humor: How to Be Funny Instantly! in three words, what would they be?

Quick, Simple, Long-lasting

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book is about helping you to become funnier, so my favorite character is the me, the reader.

Which character – as performed by The INSTANT-Series – was your favorite?

This book do not have characters in it, however this book told how to become a character that people will enjoy being around.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There was not really a moment in the book that moved me personally. But this book has helped me to figure out how I can more people and make them laugh.

Any additional comments?

When I usually read books I like to sit down and just read, however I was running short on time. So I decided to turn to audiobooks so I could listen to it as I moved around in my day. As I was looking through the audiobooks I found is one about instant humor and thought that even though I am a kind of funny guy I could improve.<br/><br/>One of the things that first noticed about the book was that it started out first defining humor and why it was a trait that was good to have. As the book defined what humor is, it gave the big picture of what humor is and then moved on to refine the picture into smaller pieces that were easier to understand.<br/><br/>Then once the foundation was laid it started to begin building the support beams for the rest of the structure. With each support beam a reason for its importance was given. Along with those support beams there were practice exercises given to help sure there was a good connection.<br/><br/>This audiobook was laid out in such a manner that it was easy to listen to and follow the things that were being said. It gave the whole picture so an end result could be seen. Then started breaking down that big picture into smaller pieces that a clear understanding could to be formed. Then put those smaller pieces into action with practice exercises that explained how to put those ideas into everyday life. <br/>

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Low value for your money

Not a good value for your money, because it's so short and the content is quite 'obvious'.
Narration is really good.

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Introduction to structuring humor

What made the experience of listening to Instant Humor: How to Be Funny Instantly! the most enjoyable?

I liked "Instant Humor" because I'm pretty shy and I want to learn ways to break the ice! This book helped me learn how to formulate jokes in an effective, natural way. Making people laugh helps them relax and I think this will help me in my teaching.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There aren't any characters in this story but the book is written in a way that's easy to follow. Very user friendly.

Which character – as performed by The INSTANT-Series – was your favorite?

There aren't any characters in this story but the narrator was great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a relatively short book so it's easy to listen to in one sitting. I listened to it while I was driving to work. There are parts I'd like to review, of course, to get more out of it.

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  • pk
  • 11-15-16

haha so lame

maybe the theory behind the book is sound but the delivery is lame and uninspiring. is not worth the money.