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The fake-out

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

For example, leading with a serious and literal tone to an obviously silly and false punchline. Or, if you meet someone in a social environment and they ask you what you do for a living, you can make up a silly job like a professional boxball player, then riff on why it's so stressful in a serious tone.

Eventually, you will drop the joke and give a real answer so you can connect on a deeper level. However, it should introduce a more relaxed vibe.

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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.

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

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