Everyone wants to have a good laugh and a fun time when they are looking to have a conversation with anyone. Sharing funny stories, allowing for spontaneity, physical humor, and of course jokes can add a lot of layers to a conversation and helps to create a nice and fun atmosphere. Of course, if you want to rely on jokes, then there are a variety of jokes to choose from ranging from puns, long story jokes, reference-related jokes, and of course dirty jokes.
Now, if you want to crack jokes around people, you want to make sure that you are following a few unspoken rules so that both you and the people that are listening to the joke can enjoy it.
- Comedic timing is always a huge factor when it comes to landing a good joke, so waiting for the right moment to say a certain joke or punchline is always important. If you keep rolling out jokes that are not referencing the actual conversation or are just continuous, people can lose interest.
- Avoid jokes that are known to be racist, sexist, ablest, and generally offensive. They might seem funny, but you are more likely to get a cold response, the cold shoulder and maybe a courtesy smile at most, all of which are awkward and can immediately kill the vibe.
- When it comes to dirty and sexual jokes, you want to make sure that you are at an appropriate gathering and that the joke itself will be positively received. You want to avoid explicit jokes when you are meeting people for the first time, and these types of jokes are better made around people that you know and are comfortable with.
- Always give other people a chance to pitch in and add their take as well. Everyone wants to feel included in the joke and the conversation at the end of the day.