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Adopt the tone and mannerisms of the character

Adopt the tone and mannerisms of the character

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.

You can immediately improve your storytelling, especially if it's humorous, by speaking as if you're reading a book to a five-year-old. This will push you in the direction of more engaging storytelling, which is critical if you want anyone to laugh.

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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. 

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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