The Skill of Humor | Andrew Tarvin | TEDxTAMU

  • Published on Jun 13, 2017
  • Humor is something that transcends most barriers. It is a common unification; a concept understood by all. Despite this, there exists a large portion of the population that does not think they can utilize humor. Andrew Tarvin will show you that everyone can use humor.
    Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 200+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as an international comedian, Andrew’s program are engaging, entertaining, and most important, effective. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 18 countries, and 3 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 2 696

  • NamesNetworkNick
    NamesNetworkNick Hour ago

    If he was a rapper they would call him Hydro Gen X.

  • wes olsen
    wes olsen 7 hours ago

    Sorry but i didnt laugh once

  • N Jones
    N Jones 21 hour ago

    The material is good, be the delivery is the sort you walk away from, while pretending to get a phone-call...

  • Adceon Official
    Adceon Official Day ago

    I'm funny and i don't even know why I watch this.

  • Joshua Kyalo
    Joshua Kyalo Day ago

    His nerd jokes are KILLING ME!

  • King Tut
    King Tut 2 days ago


  • Lisa Marie Gelhaus
    Lisa Marie Gelhaus 2 days ago +4

    Being a nerd is inherently funny. One word: Big Bang Theory
    * three

  • Crazy Beats
    Crazy Beats 3 days ago

    it wasnt funny

  • Saumya Chaturvedi
    Saumya Chaturvedi 3 days ago

    At 14.34 it's India not Sri Lanka

  • Nonjabulo Macu
    Nonjabulo Macu 3 days ago


  • LEFTi
    LEFTi 3 days ago +3

    16:12 Then I *meigh* be a horse

    Edit: 16:10

  • Sachin Amaresh
    Sachin Amaresh 3 days ago

    looks like medvedev

  • Sachin Amaresh
    Sachin Amaresh 3 days ago

    looks like medvedev

  • Sachin Amaresh
    Sachin Amaresh 3 days ago

    omfg not the flip phone i completely forgot about that

  • Nicky Sanchez
    Nicky Sanchez 4 days ago

    Wow that's fun

  • khel mhe
    khel mhe 4 days ago

    🤭i remember me in year 2000😅😉

  • Cobrakay2003
    Cobrakay2003 5 days ago

    This guy went from teachers pet, to standup and straight into condensending mode.

  • Martin Thomas
    Martin Thomas 5 days ago

    If only I didn't have to give everyone a science lecture before telling a joke

  • Skater Bros 180
    Skater Bros 180 5 days ago

    This man is so punny

  • Abstract Ice
    Abstract Ice 5 days ago

    The only reason people laugh at my jokes is because I laugh at it and I sound like a grown man then a high pitched girl

  • I cheat on my math test

    The subtitles: LAUGHTER

  • Am Kamat
    Am Kamat 6 days ago +15

    “Unable to establish connection to the server.” That was really smart lmao

  • arpita1shrivas
    arpita1shrivas 6 days ago

    Andrew’s grandma’s single message is whole lot of funnier than listening 20minutes of Andrew’s ‘speech-that-didn’t-make-any-sense’. And if I am right, then like the comment. why? because my comment/speech doesn’t make any sense.
    👇You May press the button under the emoji.

  • eddy frank
    eddy frank 7 days ago

    “A choice to be like my grandmother, to look at the world around u and think what the f***”.Now that would have been a funnier ending.

  • Ceazar Ian Osin
    Ceazar Ian Osin 7 days ago

    I want to know the 2,500 people who disliked this.... WTF!

  • Oh Shoot Media
    Oh Shoot Media 7 days ago +3

    Dear Andrew,
    Great Ted Talk. Ha, ha
    An international hip hop superstar

    SANTUARY 7 days ago

    11:49 - all you need is a nice beat!!

  • AmericanRusty
    AmericanRusty 8 days ago

    wait youre telling me its Flow Rider? damn i thought he just put a space between Florida and thought yeah that looks cool

  • b1rdkeeper S
    b1rdkeeper S 8 days ago +3

    This guy has no sense of humor.

  • John Fitzgerald
    John Fitzgerald 8 days ago

    I'm sorry to say this but he is not funny

    QWT-JGR 9 days ago

    I like this guy

  • Stefano Naig
    Stefano Naig 10 days ago

    Ha he said aids lol

  • A Dog's Human
    A Dog's Human 10 days ago

    I wish I worked as hard as this dude clearly has. Anybody else here just a mostly lazy, somewhat addled and damaged person sitting there procrastinating on their own work?

  • hm Gaming
    hm Gaming 11 days ago

    Superb video brother

  • Siaran Katakhan
    Siaran Katakhan 12 days ago

    This guy sounds like Aziz Ansari

  • Rachel Blos
    Rachel Blos 12 days ago

    I have a crush on a guy. Because of how funny he is.

  • xx
    xx 13 days ago

    professional commedian thats just barely funny

  • Smitty Werben Jäger Man Jensen

    I just realized that flo rida can mean flow rider
    Its the opposite of what he did

  • sarah choi
    sarah choi 14 days ago

    Idk why he reminds me of drake bell

  • goonganya boonpun
    goonganya boonpun 14 days ago

    Matt Smith

  • bigriverboater
    bigriverboater 15 days ago

    Best Ted talk ever, still chuckling away to myself

  • Akhil Francis
    Akhil Francis 15 days ago

    It's very interesting.....

  • Neal Bromfield
    Neal Bromfield 15 days ago

    oh aquarius...
    you can read your feelings like an error report you know?
    its called intuition

  • Olive Woo
    Olive Woo 16 days ago

    very funny!

  • Mystical
    Mystical 17 days ago +13

    Ok the “in the audience” one got me.

  • Mharlou Mandras
    Mharlou Mandras 19 days ago

    Any Filipino here?

  • K.T. Colbert
    K.T. Colbert 20 days ago

    Nice job, Andrew.

  • AlbiNBeasT
    AlbiNBeasT 20 days ago

    really anyoing voice

  • Ruby Blood
    Ruby Blood 20 days ago +1

    haha if someone comes to me with math/gamer/nerd pickup lines I’ll marry the F of that person 😂 I think it’s unique and adorable

  • wonderer eyes
    wonderer eyes 21 day ago


  • Mohammed Said
    Mohammed Said 21 day ago

    does Tedx Talks have a podcast on spotify

  • Helene K
    Helene K 21 day ago

    so funny)

  • Patricia A George
    Patricia A George 21 day ago

    Not everyone has the gift of humor but that’s ok because I love humor and love a good laugh

  • Bareen Aziz
    Bareen Aziz 22 days ago

    We are living in a bubble

  • kotic007
    kotic007 22 days ago

    "Reflection on the path leads to action in the future." tremendous!

  • Yazar Htun
    Yazar Htun 23 days ago

    If anyone who wanna take away the tips from this lesson,
    1/ Share your point of view.
    2/ Explore and heighten.
    3/ Practice, Perform and Repeat.

  • DatGuyzHead
    DatGuyzHead 25 days ago

    "A reflection in the past leads to action in the future" -Andrew Tarvin

  • Geek Hub
    Geek Hub 26 days ago +1

    7:41 he looks more like Matt Smith

  • RelentlessBoner
    RelentlessBoner 27 days ago

    balls of STEEL on this little fella. gives an entire talk on the skill of humor, doesn't have any skill in it himself

  • Ariasemkyky
    Ariasemkyky 27 days ago

    Flo Rida blow my 🧠 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣