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

While this is very difficult to master, one way to immediately punch up your humour is to leave extra silence in front of the punch line to create maximum tension and the highest mystery.

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

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.

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

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