Treat serious things with humor, and humor ‒ seriously.

A joke is about an unexpected switch in perception.

 

Below are some techniques that are to help you
to
create memorable humorous phrases
and
become a celebrity.

Examples

   

Unexpected Turn

The brain likes to race ahead because it presumes it already knows the most likely scenario. Deceive these expectations in a funny way.

Woody Allen quotes

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.  >>>

Woody
Allen

Groucho Marx humorous quotes, jokes

A child of five would understand this.

Send someone to fetch a child of five.

Groucho Marx

   

Retargeting

Use a well known phrase to describe a different reality.

Learning from my dad

Social media revolution:

Old mantra: Love to be loved.

New mantra: 'Like' to be 'Liked'.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Oscar Wilde humorous quotes

A true friend stabs you in the front.

Oscar

Wilde

   

Grotesque

Shape comically absurd phrases to stress your point.

Mark Twain advice

Be careful about reading health books.

You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

Oscar Wilde humorous quotes

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

Oscar

Wilde

   

Impressive Metaphor

Make a statement and illustrate it with an impressive metaphor in a funny way.

Faina Ranevskaya humorous quotes

To play in a bad movie
is like spitting into eternity.

Faina
Ranevskaya

Mikhail Zhvanetsky humorous quotes

Everything in this world is relative. For instance, the length of the minute depends on which side of the toilet door youíre on.

Mikhail Zhvanetsky

   

Unexpected Explanation

Make a statement and then explain it in an unexpected funny way.

Learning from my dad

Participation in governmental meetings is dangerous for life ‒

they can bore you to death.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Groucho Marx humorous quotes, jokes

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

   

Unexpected Conclusion

Think what would a logical way to conclude the first part of your phrase and draw quite a different conclusion.

Mikhail Zhvanetsky humorous quotes

If you're arguing with an idiot,

he's most likely doing the same.

Mikhail Zhvanetsky

Learning from my dad

Truth does not need to be memorized.
So if you want to improve your memory,

lie often.

Vadim Kotelnikov

   

Outside-the-Box Solution

Challenge assumptions, question the everyday things everyone takes for granted to come up with a funny outside-the-box solution >>>

Mikhail Zhvanetsky humorous quotes

Any car will last you a life-time

 if you drive fast enough.

Mikhail Zhvanetsky

Pablo Picasso advice to artists

Good artists copy,

great artists steal

Pablo
Picasso

   

Opposite Truth

Take a statement that is self-evident for most people and express the opposite point of view that reveals a less usual truth.

Oscar Wilde humorous quotes

A man can be happy with any woman,

as long as he does not love her.

Oscar

Wilde

Faina Ranevskaya humorous quotes

Doctors are powerless if a patient wants to

live.

Faina
Ranevskaya

   

Ugly Truth

Express in funny, sometimes self-critical, way a well known fact or feeling people are usually shy to speak about.

Mark Twain advice

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting.

Mark Twain

Woody Allen quotes

I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch.

My grandfather, on his deathbed,

sold me this watch.

Woody
Allen

   

Funny Faults

Talk about shortcomings, faults and bad attitudes in a funny way.

Oscar Wilde humorous quotes

I am not young enough

to know everything.

Oscar

Wilde

Mikhail Zhvanetsky humorous quotes

Of two evils, I choose the one

I havenít tried before.

Mikhail Zhvanetsky

   

Yes, But

Divide your statement into two parts ‒ start conventionally, finish non-conventionally.

Oscar Wilde humorous quotes

Women are made to be loved,

not understood.

Oscar

Wilde

Learning from my dad

Rich men think they own money.

Money thinks it owns rich men.

The both are right.

Vadim Kotelnikov

   

Up and Down

Create an expectation and then destroy it is a funny way.

Groucho Marx humorous quotes, jokes

Before I speak,

I have something important to say.

Groucho Marx

Learning from my dad

Honest politicians can be counted on the fingers of one hand ‒ even if it's short of five fingers.

Vadim Kotelnikov

   

New Application

Apply a common-knowledge statement or advice in a new funny way.

Woody Allen quotes

I'm such a good lover because

I practice a lot on my own.

Woody
Allen

Faina Ranevskaya humorous quotes

Family can substitute everything else. So, before creating a family, think what's more important for you: family or everything else.

Faina
Ranevskaya

   

From High To Low

First, make a higher level statement, then bring it down to earth. 

Woody Allen quotes

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.

Woody
Allen

Learning from my dad

Learn from the Nature

‒ it's wiser than anybody else,

at least in my vicinity.

Vadim Kotelnikov

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