Funny Friends and Funny People
We all have friends who make us laugh without trying. They tell stories and everything comes together in hilarious ways. They’re not intentionally humorous. Some people are just naturally funny.
Then, there are others. Comedians. They may or may not be naturally funny, but regardless, laughter is the goal. They shape and polish material until it lands just right.
But many people who want to be funny, are not. It turns out, when we’re waiting for the punchlines, making us laugh is a lot harder.
And yet many naturally funny people can’t entertain real audiences. They can’t do stand-up, can’t do sketch comedy. Tasked with making jokes, with being intentionally funny, they can’t do it.
It’s funny how that works out.