The benefits of laughter sure outweigh the depression of having no sense of humor.  It’s International Joke Day and we’re ROTFL all day long.  Laughter is the medicine of life, it works your abs, improves your state of being, and can improve your immune system (so I’ve heard).  And, even if it did none of that, it’s so much fun to do.

Jokes are a short form of storytelling, improving your wit and making you the life of the party. Jokes are notorious for easing the tension in the room and getting any party started. They make you relatable and approachable.  Why do you think most speeches start with a joke?  Why do you think entire shows are built around jokes? Why do you think comedians make millions of dollars?  Everyone loves a good joke and not just the “pull my finger” kind of joke. Jokes have different levels and as every comedian will say, telling jokes is an art.

From slapstick to dark humor, funny is funny and we all buy into them from our first knock, knock joke to the first time we ask, “why did the chicken cross the road?”   Celebrate today with your best or worse jokes.  Have a Def Comedy Jam marathon or re-watch this past year’s election, now there’s a joke!