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<p>And some people not.</p>
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<p>Why is it that two people say exactly the same thing but it comes out as "funny" for one and not the other.</p>
<p>Are some people "born funny"? Or is it because of life experience, childhood etc.</p>
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<p>They say a lot of comedians have had difficult childhoods. Is that what makes someone funny?</p>
<p>Is it wanting to be noticed, or liked by others?</p>
<p>Or just a way to put people at ease?</p>
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<p>I've asked a lot of questions.</p>
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<p>Now I would like to see your answers to any or all of my questions, please.</p>
 

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<p>Timing.  Voice, inflection, gesture.</p>
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<p>If it's someone you now - past history and expectations. </p>
 

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<p>Comedians find humor in everything.  They learn to use it as a defense mechanism.  They have low self esteem so they make people laugh as a way to feel worthy and liked.  This is true of overweight people as well.</p>
 

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<p>Dan Q is not funny.</p>
 

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<p>scooby is not funny</p>
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<p>:)</p>
 

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<p>I'm fucking awesome and you know it.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dg1</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68968/why-are-some-people-funny#post_1924158"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>scooby is not funny</p>
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<p><span style="color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:8px;">well duh....but not everyone else knows that</span></span></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mrscoby78</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68968/why-are-some-people-funny#post_1924153"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Comedians find humor in everything.  They learn to use it as a defense mechanism.  They have low self esteem so they make people laugh as a way to feel worthy and liked.  This is true of overweight people as well.</p>
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This was certainly true in my case. If I were funny, that is.</p>
<p>And... Scooby is funny!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Buxtehude</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68968/why-are-some-people-funny#post_1924175"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I don't buy the "bad childhood =  good comedian" connection.</p>
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<p>I've known people who survived some bad kiddiehoods, and they weren't funny.</p>
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<p>Dan, you're very funny.</p>
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In some cases it is true. But I don't think there's been any kind of survey done on comedians past and present.</p>
<p>My childhood was quite normal btw but I did have some self esteem issues.</p>
<p>I used to try to make my Dad laugh because it was a challenge and helped keep me out of trouble.</p>
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<p>And thank you for the compliment. I think you are one of the all time funniest people ever to post here. Not that your funny-ness is all you contribute to the place.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Buxtehude</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68968/why-are-some-people-funny#post_1924197"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I also contribute a faint, sulfurous odor.</p>
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Which I greatly enjoy. :)</p>
 

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<p>Or come from a weird place.  Not that I'm implying anything about Cinncinnatti.  No.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Grizzly</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68968/why-are-some-people-funny#post_1924221"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Or come from a weird place.  Not that I'm implying anything about Cinncinnatti.  No.</p>
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<p><br><br><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title="">   Touche'. You went a little crazy with your "n's" and "t's" btw.</p>
 

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<p>A lot of being funny I think is being able to relate to people as well.  To find the thread of commanality between us.  A lot of people I find unfunny are those with whom I cannot relate well.</p>
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<p>I agree with Scoobs here, too - I find myself using it as a defense mechanism to get validation.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mrscoby78</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68968/why-are-some-people-funny#post_1924153"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Comedians find humor in everything.  They learn to use it as a defense mechanism.  They have low self esteem so they make people laugh as a way to feel worthy and liked.  This is true of overweight people as well.</p>
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I also agree with Bux.  I think a lot of times it's USING the bad childhood/experience/whatever to create something.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Buxtehude</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68968/why-are-some-people-funny#post_1924175"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I don't buy the "bad childhood =  good comedian" connection.</p>
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<p>I've known people who survived some bad kiddiehoods, and they weren't funny.</p>
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<p>Dan, you're very funny.</p>
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I also think that people who have a sense of humor are funny.  It's living up to expecations.  If you expect to see the humor in something you're going to be able to relate it better.</p>
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<p>I can be funny but I'm not a quick wit.  My biggest problem is that I think of the funny or appropriate response at 2:00 am and not surprisingly, funny is short-lived 2:00 am.</p>
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<p>I also think that Dan from Cinncinnatti's questions apply to innuendo, flirtatious talk.  From some people it is funny and not skeevy.  From others, it is not funny and downright skeevy.</p>
 

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<p><em>How you doin'</em> ...   <insert eyebrow waggle smiley here></p>
 
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