Method 2
Coming Up With a Target
1. Joke about yourself.
Using yourself as the butt of your own joke is a sure way to get people cracking up. There's something about self-deprecating humour that triggers schadenfreude, the act of taking pleasure in someone else's pain, and this forms the foundation of many famous comedians' jokes. Figure out what's sadly hilarious about you and offer it up for laughs.
  • The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how much I play, I'll never be as good as a wall. I played a wall once. They're relentless. — Mitch Hedburg

2. Crack one about your spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend.We've all seen comedians use their SOs as funny joke fodder. So many people can relate that you're bound to get a few hearty laughs. If you don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend, you can make fun of boyfriends and girlfriends in general.

3.Target a group of people.Hipsters, ********, politicians, lawyers, rich people, kids, elderly people, men, women . . . the list goes on and on. Jokes about groups of people get some of the hardest laughs of all, but be careful not to go to far - you might offend people.
  • Everyone knows hipsters are like human bedbugs. You see one, there are probably 40 more under your bed, judging your music. — Dan Soder
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4. Joke about a place or situation.At a bus stop, high school, sports dugout, airplane, office, coffee shop, bathroom, and so on are all excellent fodder for jokes. Figure out what's quirky, annoying or surprising about somewhere you've been or something you've seen.
  • I grew up near Newark, New Jersey. If New York City's the city that never sleeps, Newark, New Jersey is the city that watches you sleep. — Dan St. Germain
  • I will never understand why they cook on TV. I can't smell it, can't eat it, can't taste it. The end of the show they hold it up to the camera, 'Well, here it is. You can't have any. Thanks for watching. Goodbye.' — Jerry Seinfeld
5. Home in on a specific person or current event. Talk about someone or something famous, like the president, a Hollywood celebrity, a sports figure, or someone else who's often in the news.

Creating Humor

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    1. Add an element of the absurd.Create a bizarre contrast between your target and something else. This brand of humor is especially appealing to kids, teenagers, and fans of slapstick.
    • If toast always lands butter-side down and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast to the back of a cat and drop it? — Steven Wright

  2. 2 Say something shocking or unexpected.What hasn't already been said? What unique angle do you have? You can also get people to laugh by saying something that wouldn't normally be said about a group or person that's perceived as innocent, like kids, your grandma, nuns, kittens . . . you get the picture.
    • A friend will help you move. A best friend will help you move a body. — Dave Attell​