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Adopt different characters

Adopt different characters

Dave Chappelle is one of the funniest people alive. His humour works for the vast majority of people.

Dave adopts different characters as he tells stories in his stand-up routines. It maximises the value of your punchlines.

What makes his normal speaking and storytelling so captivating is that he doesn't speak in monotone. He emphasises different words and adds different tones when he's speaking.

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Most people think that people connect over things like logistics. For example, they share where they grew up, what they do for work, or how they spend their free time. 

What makes Dave's normal speaking and storytelling so captivating is that he doesn't speak in monotone. He emphasises different words and adds different tones when he's speaking.

A pause plus your voice tone creates humour. There's no punchline necessary. Silence at the moment of maximum tension drives home the punchline.

This is when you use your tone to create the expectation of one punchline, then throw a completely different one.

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