First off, you need to take yourself less seriously - and learn to laugh at yourself. Last weekend I was working on a project outside, and at one point I was up on a 6 ft. ladder with a hammer, a drill, and a nice brisket sammich in my hands all at the same time - and sure enough - I fell off. BUT while everything else went flying - I saved my sammich. Then I laughed, and I laughed pretty hard at myself for being such a knucklehead.
So next time you screw-up . . . give it a try. Especially in front of other people!
Watch funny things.. have you ever had a laugh that hurt cause it was so long or hard.. if so what caused it do that again.... one time me and my cousin where staring at people out the window like hardcore staring it was funny ! haha thats when i laughed realllllly hard im not saying to do this but anything that would make you laugh try it
There is humor in almost every situation if you simply allow your senses to absorb the foolishness all around us. Try to observe the silly way we all approach the day. Sometimes I bust a gut watching those around me.
Strawberry, JPE is right -- there's humour in every situation. And SavoryDave has summed it up with his ladder story -- you have to be able to laugh at yourself.
A while ago a neighbour said he had flown from the far side of Australia in four hours and it took another four to cover the last 70 km because of a train delay. He was irate and we excused ourselves as quickly as possible. After our escape I said to Daizy, "I could have told that story and had everybody laughing."
Look for the funny side. There's almost always one there. The real skill is delivering the story in such a way that you find that funny bit. It wouldn't have mattered if Dave had called it a sandwich -- that was the punch line -- but it was so much funnier by being a sammich.
Pop down to the library and borrow "Asimov Laughs Again" by Isaac Asimov. He was a master of the art and although you won't roll about laughing at all his stories you'll find plenty there to enjoy. You'll also see how a master raconteur does it. It might give you a few clues.