Out of all the different qualities that a person could have, one of the best traits that you could ever pick up is a sense of humor.At first, a sense of humor may not seem as much as any other trait. It doesn’t have the same “first impression” impact compared to good looks, the same level of job security of intelligence, or the utility of charisma. Yet, even if you don’t have any other traits, a sense of humor can still make you stand out. Here are 3 ways to grow your sense of humor.
The special part about having a sense of humor
A sense of humor is useful in more ways than simply cracking a joke. It can cure awkward situations, bring a little light into darkness, cheer anyone up, and it can even make anyone fall in love with you. The thing about having a sense of humor is that it puts you in a spot where you can create your environment instead of forcing you to conform as much as possible.
While there may be many different ways to describe how wonderful it can be to find fun in anything, the key takeaway of this unique trait is that it constantly shapes your worldview as long as you let it. Having a sense of humor essentially makes it easier to be happy, especially when you consider the fact that it’s much more free-flowing and low-maintenance than any other trait.
As wonderful as having a sense of humor really is, the only problem with it is that it can require some effort to bring it out because it doesn’t always come naturally. Once you learn how to cultivate your sense of humor, however, you can turn every situation to your advantage and make it much more tolerable, no matter how stressful it can get.
How to cultivate a sense of humor
If you don’t exactly have a naturally-occurring sense of humor, then there’s no need to worry. In this article, we have listed a few tips that can save you from accidentally triggering an awkward moment when trying to make people laugh:
1. Watch more comedy and stand-up shows
It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but watching a comedy or stand-up show that makes you and the entire audience laugh is an even better supplement for honing a sense of humor.
Reading, watching, listening, and experiencing anything that’s been designed, scripted, and planned to be funny will give you the exposure to start being funny as well. At first, it may seem a bit awkward to recall or replicate any humorous joke that you’ve heard in a skit, show, or track. Yet, with enough practice, you will become funny in no time!
2. Learn your limits and be aware of when you might be overdoing it
Humor is very much like cooking: every aspect or ingredient just has to be right amount— and the only way to get it right is by knowing what works, how often you can do, and change it. Put a little bit too much in your jokes and reactions, and it might seem forced. If you don’t put enough into your attempts to be funny, however, then you might end up falling short and lacking impact.
3. Hang out with other people that have a sense of humor
One of the best parts about a sense of humor is that it can be contagious if you’re exposed enough to it, especially if you’re around funny people on a daily basis.
The best types of people to hang out with so that you can gain a better sense of humor are people who can naturally crack a joke right off the top of their heads. After quite some time, you’ll notice that another person’s sense of humor will rub off on you, so make sure to surround yourself with humorous people as often as you can.
Having a sense of humor is one of the best personality traits you could possibly ever have as a person. It can make you the light of the room, help other people become happy, and uplift anyone even during the most trying of times. If you aren’t quite as funny as you’d like yourself to be, feel free to follow the 3 Ways to Grow Your Sense of Humor tips and try them out for yourself!We’re a comedy club based in Tampa, Florida. Get in touch today to book your table.
Going on a first date can be a nerve-wracking yet exciting feeling, especially when you’ve been waiting for this moment for so long. Who knows, your date could be the one, your soulmate, your life partner. So blowing this chance of a lifetime is a big no-no. Make a great first impression by being on your best behavior, looking really great, and thinking long and hard about where you want to bring your date. Here are the benefits of comedy clubs for first dates.
Go ahead and buy two tickets at the nearest comedy club in town. You probably haven’t thought about it, but it will be a guaranteed date of a lifetime. Here are some reasons comedy shows are perfect for first dates:
If you have been to many first dates before, you know how predictable first-dates can be—candlelit dinner by the beach, walk in the park, rom-com movies—the cliches are endless. Wouldn’t it be nice if you can impress your date by showing how unique you are, interesting, and slightly quirky? And what better way to show your potential partner all those qualities by taking them to a comedy club? Even if the date does not turn out successful, at least it will be a memorable one.
Laughter is the best medicine, and yes, it’s genuinely true. Who doesn’t like a good laugh? Comedy clubs normally have shows that run for more than an hour, and we are talking about professional comedy that is full of authentic hysterical laughs.
Going to a comedy show is a lot more fun than spending on a bar and talking about random things. It is also a smart way of getting to know your date more without giving them the direct third-degree approach. Observing the reasons they laugh will give you a pretty good idea about who they are. Are they a dull pill, wild-sided, a prude, smart egg, a tea-bagger, or a libtard? Even if your date turned out to be not someone you expected it to be, you would still have happy memories of that night.
Helps You Bond Better
It’s normal for first dates to be rather awkward. At times, conversations can be difficult to find. Having your first date at a comedy show and dinner on the side can help to get rid of those awkward moments during the first few hours. Plus, laughter is also good for your emotional well-being and helps you bond with other people. So a first date full of joyous laughter is an amazing idea to create that bond with your potential partner.
Something to Talk About After
Whether the comedy show was a flop or a success, you will both have something to talk about on the way home. You will be able to reflect on how the comedian delivered his jokes, what you liked about the show, what you think could have been better, and so on. Comedy shows are a great conversation starter, plus the show will also let you figure out your date’s values, beliefs, and morals, which are all great factors into making a perfect match.
Comedy clubs are not usually on people’s list of date venues. However, bringing your potential partner to watch a comedy show on your first date can surely make an impression. If you are going on a first date and thinking where to go, check out Side Splitters Comedy! We’re a comedy bar based in Tampa, Florida. Get in touch today to book your table.
The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2019! (As Decided by the Country’s Best Club Owners, Bookers and Producers)
It’s our SIXTH annual look at the greatest comedy moments all over North America. We went straight to the bookers, club owners, managers and producers who put together some of the best comedy shows in the country this year and asked them to share their favorite most memorable moments of 2019. It’s our favorite thing we do all year- to see the unique things happening in different pockets of comedy that you don’t get to hear about.
It’s the best snapshot of comedy you’ll find for 2019. Read through to see 40 of the best clubs in North America share the most incredible stories- whether it’s the biggest headliners in the country showing up for a very special night; or the return of a comedian to someplace they haven’t been in a long time, or those heart filling special nights for comedy’s next wave of super stars getting big moments, or some young but sharp talents getting just at taste of recognition; touching sweet moments; they’re all unforgettable. The biggest clubs in the business share their favorite moments and there’s no place you can read out about them except here.
This piece kicks off our massive year end coverage looking back at everything that mattered in comedy in 2019! Stay tuned every day for new categories many of which you can vote on.
Preacher Lawson has been bringing his brand of goofy, high-energy comedy to the stage since he was seventeen. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, spending the majority of his childhood in Memphis, TN, but considers himself a native to Orlando, Florida, as he believes it is the place where he grew most as a comedian. We’ve seen him work his way up the ranks from host, to feature act, to headliner. He is now selling out venues nationwide. In 2015, Preacher won the title of Funniest Comedian in Florida and was crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2016. Preacher made his TV debut in 2017 on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly and also appeared on Comedy Dynamic’s Coming To The Stage. He is best known from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where was a Top 5 Finalist on the show’s highest-rated season to date.