Let’s face it… everyone wants to be funny. I mean who doesn’t like a little comedy in their life, right? The problem with this is that not all of us are funny. In fact when it comes to comedy there are a few types of people that make comedy… well… funny:
– There’s the “Just Shut Up Funny Man.” You know the guy… the guy that doesn’t know when to stop. This is the guy that cracks jokes at a funeral. In fact he probably laughs at his own jokes too. Part of this guy’s problem is… sometimes… he’s actually funny.
– There’s the “Just Give Up Funny Man.” I can be this guy. You know… the guy that just tries too hard to make you laugh when fact of the matter is… he’s just not funny. This guy laughs at his own jokes with the purpose of getting you to laugh at his jokes. Even he knows… he’s just not funny.
– There’s the “Just Gave Up Funny Man.” You know the guy… the one that has tried to make it being funny and has realized that he just isn’t funny. You know? The guy everyone wishes the “Just Shut Up Funny Man” would be. The “Just Gave Up Funny Man” is depressing. He used to be the life of the party… now… he’s too depressed to even remember his best material. This is the danger of actually telling the “Just Shut Up Funny Man” to shut up. No one wants to be guilty of destroying someone’s funny side.
– Finally, you have the “Just Stand Up for the Funny Man.” This guy is good. He’s the one that is legitimately funny. He’s called “Just Stand Up for the Funny Man” because well… every time he speaks you want to give him a standing ovation. This guy can do it all… Need a stand up routine? He’s got it… Need a good laugh in the office? Call him in… Need some emergency entertainment for your 6 year old’s birthday party? Better put him on speed dial… just in case. This guy was voted class clown in your senior year book. If he can’t make it to your party… you better just cancel.
So… which “funny guy” are you?
Would you like to add to my list? Please do…