Comedy Speeches - How To Do Them Well .. And Get The Laughs

When writing your speech, you'll almost certainly want to include some comedy and humour.

Comedy speeches include jokes that are simple, non-specific and that provide your audience with the opportunity to laugh and enjoy your speech.

The keys to finding the right jokes are:

Tip 1 - Always use a joke that fits the mood of the event. Never use a joke that belittles the event or criticises or humiliates someone.

Tip 2 - Match the joke to your audience. If there are children present, do not use adult humour. Keep the jokes so they amuse everyone.

Tip 3 - Test your joke out on your friends and family. If they are not amused, consider choosing a different one.

Tip 4 - Keep your joke general. Don't try to make a joke out of something that only a few people will be aware of or about something topical unless you know it is non-offensive.

Tip 5 - Be prepared to leave out your joke if you feel the speech is not really capturing your audience. Delivering a joke on a 'flat' audience will create a forced laugh - not one you really want!

Tip 6 - Include two or three one liner jokes so you can modify your speech as you go along. You should be prepared to include/exclude them as appropriate.

Tip 7 - Include your jokes in groups of three. This makes for a continued laugh and it means that if one joke falls flat, you have two others to work with.

Tip 8 - Always pause at the end of the joke to gauge the audience. If they are laughing, let them! If not, quickly move on.

Tip 9 - Try to keep your joke short and to the point. One liners are much better than elaborate long-winded jokes.

If you follow these simple tips, your comedy speech will make 'em laugh!

Good luck!

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