Category: Humour

  • What’s so funny?

    What’s so funny?

    Why we laugh and how we can make the most of humour Humour is one of the things that’s unique (or as close to it as we can find) to humans, whether it’s rooted in physical comedy, or as is more often the case, communicated through language (another human superpower). There are mammals who make […]

  • Any funny person has this (not so) secret ability

    If you follow my writing, you know I talk quite a bit about humour. It’s a little weird, I know, considering I’m (a) not a comedian, and(b) seldom the funniest guy in the room (on good days I’m number two or three). Still, in my defence, I did train in mental health after medical school […]

  • Being funny is not the same as being a funny person

    Knowing the difference can make you a better person If you want people to laugh at your jokes, you need to have a reputation for being funny. No, I didn’t write that backwards, even though it looks that way. It’s just how it is: it’s not simply funny jokes that make us laugh, it’s funny people. […]

  • Want to hack being funny? Know this one thing.

    Do try this at home. (Practice not included.) Warning: Don’t expect this to be a funny post just because it’s about being funny. I’m not about to put myself under that kind of pressure, thank you. That said, I’m glad if you enjoyed the pun in the subtitle. 🙂 We tend to think of humour as […]