I recently visited a comedy show where a number of stand-up comedians presented their material. It started out funny and stayed that good until the very end – with just one exception. Right in the middle of the show, this tall, burly guy came on. He had a bit of a hillbilly attire, with a loose plaid button-down shirt hanging over his rustic trousers. No, compared to the others, this guy wasn’t funny. Yet in spite of not being funny, he had us keeling over laughing after mere minutes. What made him stand out? There was his improvisational talent – and one simple, but incredibly effective technique that you will help you be funny with women.
The comedian didn’t even bother going into the material he had undoubtedly prepared for the evening – like his colleagues. Instead, his first words were something like this:
“I don’t even know what I’m going to say. I guess I’ll just start with random stuff.”
And so he did. He started interacting with his audience completely unscripted (my friend had seen him shortly before and confirmed), making up his stuff as he went along. So he asked one guy what he was doing, then took that job as a basis for jokes, handing it to other audience members to comment on, and reacting to laughter or shouts coming from the spectators.
That comedian proved one thing: you don’t need much “canned” material when you know how to work with the present situation.
The here and now is your “material”
We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to come up with original and funny things to say or do when interacting with others, especially girls. While we frantically try to recall all those funny lines we’ve memorized, we overlook what’s right in front of us. When learning how to talk to girls, we recommend you don’t try to hard to make her laugh.
Some tools to use with the present moment are deliberate misinterpretation or misunderstanding of a situation, a thought, an idea or something somebody says, or coming up with completely off-the-wall stuff. A popular example for the latter is the line “that’s what she said” brought up in the most impossible situations to ignite people’s imagination – suddenly, new, hilarious contexts come up where none could have been before.