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How to Increase Your Funny Quotient

Yes, Virginia, Humor Can Be Learned

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I know a writer who insists that people are either funny or they’re not. Humor, they insist, cannot be taught.

Oh, but humor can be taught. Humor can be improved and worked on — and likely will need to be worked on, just…




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