Getting a Laugh: How to Make Something Funny

  • Published on Sep 25, 2018
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  • ByVRM20
    ByVRM20 Hour ago

    I just watched the entire video and it really was the most complex thing I ever done in the kitchen.

    Like for the punchline.

  • Taco_Man
    Taco_Man Hour ago

    Funny haha me me.

  • Holly Whitt
    Holly Whitt 2 hours ago

    I like this video. But what I find interesting is that you go against a lot of what you discussed with the last bit "so I guess im saying that comedy is like cancer". It's a first order joke that you tried to sell by chuckling through the punchline during multiple takes to encourage the audience to believe it's funny. A deadpan delivery of "I guess comedy is basically like cancer. -CUT" wouldve been more effective. I'm sad that you ended this otherwise solid video about jokes with a poor delivery of a mediocre joke.

  • DR2C
    DR2C 20 hours ago

    That 'misplaced nut' joke was fuckin great!

  • bItCh lAsAgNa
    bItCh lAsAgNa 20 hours ago

    Honestly, Casually Explained sarcastic comedy is funnier than any fucking comedian I’ve ever heard, hands down.

  • Johannes Stein
    Johannes Stein Day ago

    you loose if you are German

  • JJ JJ
    JJ JJ Day ago

    I love this channel. Funniest, original content!!

  • Alice Storm
    Alice Storm 2 days ago

    *of all people you think you'd know the damage of a misplaced nut*

  • Jeffrey Fong
    Jeffrey Fong 2 days ago +1

    nah, according to Amy Schumer, if you dont laugh at my jokes, I can assume you are sexist. I can still hide from that

  • Yutoli0
    Yutoli0 4 days ago

    *What's the most complex thing You do in your kitchen*?
    A: My wife.

  • The Ocean rabbit
    The Ocean rabbit 5 days ago

    This video sums up my train of thought.

  • Zafro _
    Zafro _ 5 days ago

    6:35 had me weak

  • Mindbleach
    Mindbleach 5 days ago

    Force the audience to picture something.
    "Resistance to being kicked" is evergreen.

  • Jerry Cordova
    Jerry Cordova 6 days ago

    Good on you for that Louie Ck "nut" joke lol!

  • Vogo
    Vogo 7 days ago

    i expected this to be funny but it turned out to be expected.

  • Anaeoem 20
    Anaeoem 20 7 days ago

    This is actually really helpful

  • Bob The Hat
    Bob The Hat 7 days ago +2

    How to be funny:
    1) don't be female
    2) be edgy
    3) be sarcastic

  • Ryan Kloosterman
    Ryan Kloosterman 7 days ago +3

    Why did little Suzi drop her ice cream?

    *Because she got hit by a bus*

  • Spencer White
    Spencer White 7 days ago

    "Let's take something simple and add more *layers*"
    *shows cake*
    Guys he made a joke in his video about making jokes

  • 「S」
    「S」 7 days ago

    6:35 Absolutely *SAVAGE*

  • BlockedUser
    BlockedUser 13 days ago

    usually i'm not funny. but when i am i'm in auto pilot

  • Chris Wiseman
    Chris Wiseman 13 days ago

    11 minute lead up to the videos punchline. Incredible.

  • LowerTheBoom
    LowerTheBoom 13 days ago +1

    Yeah but how do you tell a funny joke. I mean a REALLY FUNNY joke?

  • Ashish Saini
    Ashish Saini 15 days ago

    6:40 misplaced nut!!

  • Gandalf Stormcloud
    Gandalf Stormcloud 20 days ago

    The answer is "cook meth"

  • This guy
    This guy 26 days ago

    Just be very exaggerative and or sarcastic and when that doesn’t work, use puns or irony to say something that isn’t actually funny.

  • dugesn
    dugesn Month ago

    maybe some of us arent meant to be funny :(

  • Prime Studios
    Prime Studios Month ago +8

    This is the most informative video I have seen you produce.


  • TrueDiamant 777
    TrueDiamant 777 Month ago

    The rule #1 in comedy : don't need to dollow a rule or a path to be funny

  • sheemnewera
    sheemnewera Month ago

    Giving up or getting better 😂😂

  • Ebic Life
    Ebic Life Month ago

    Well at least I think you're good.

  • Pranesh Gautam
    Pranesh Gautam Month ago

    Kill a baby is better guy

  • laserspark123
    laserspark123 Month ago

    Face reveal soon?

  • Biological Failures

    How to be funny? Don’t try, don’t tell jokes, you’re not a stand up comedian.

  • TheBeanSnorker
    TheBeanSnorker Month ago

    Who else things comedians aren’t funny

  • Potato2840 Ali
    Potato2840 Ali Month ago

    I'm funny online but irl no one understands😢😢

  • emma ito
    emma ito Month ago

    ... to inside jokes

  • Tommie Solomon
    Tommie Solomon Month ago

    Person: what's the most complex thing you've done in the kitchen?
    Me: Jerk off.
    Person: Wait what? why do you jerk off in the kitchen!?
    Me: *stone faced sipping tea*
    A better question is 'why is it complex?'

  • Pirate Modz
    Pirate Modz Month ago

    Your face

  • Drew Rodgers
    Drew Rodgers Month ago

    “What’s... *insert setup here* ...?”
    *Audience laughs in sync.*
    I think we all know what the joke is here.

  • Drew Rodgers
    Drew Rodgers Month ago

    Comedy is the ability to exploit the dark side of reality.

  • Rotbart1337
    Rotbart1337 Month ago

    Is there any book you could reccomend to learn this?

  • WiggaMachiavelli
    WiggaMachiavelli Month ago

    What's the most complex thing you do in your kitchen?
    Dead babies.

  • Nathan Blair
    Nathan Blair Month ago

    4:08 Why'd you have to do Hannibal Buress like that?

    EDIT: nevermind I typed that as I was watching the video and didn't know the actual Hannibal clip would be next. have a good day.

  • kasha eden
    kasha eden Month ago +2

    no one:
    me at school on a tuesday morning: i stayed up until 4:38 am watching casually explained videos

  • CrabEnchanter
    CrabEnchanter Month ago

    i bet she was canadian

  • Helder Yysus
    Helder Yysus Month ago

    Who else thought this was a Ted Talk

  • Noah Foskuhl
    Noah Foskuhl Month ago

    the whole video was a set up for that last punchline

  • Jadzia Lightowler
    Jadzia Lightowler Month ago +1

    a guy walks into a bar and asks for a comedic punchline,
    the bartender says "sorry, we only serve anti-jokes here."

  • Daniel Jensen
    Daniel Jensen Month ago

    Interesting that your first non-comedic video is about comedy...
    Also that pickle juice thing is like not a joke at all, I feel like people just laughed because they were at a comedy show and expecting to laugh. His delivery was good also, but I feel like he could have said pretty much anything and they would have laughed.

  • Keane McGough
    Keane McGough Month ago

    I thought of something that sounds really funny until I say it out loud...
    I had a speech impediment when I was little. I tried to tell people but they couldn't understand me.

  • MrMxffin
    MrMxffin 2 months ago

    The most complex thing I am doing in the kitchen is baking a Mandelbrot.

  • Foriarez
    Foriarez 2 months ago

    The build up for that punchline, boy did it take me off guard.

  • randomvideosviewer
    randomvideosviewer 2 months ago

    This video is a joke

  • Replakia
    Replakia 2 months ago

    I've found some humour is like food. At first it feels alien, but as you expose yourself to it, it kinda rubs off on you, and you get an "acquired taste" of sorts, later finding it entertaining. ;)

  • PhrozenFox
    PhrozenFox 2 months ago +8

    Yo did those guys get paid to laugh
    "I put extra pickle juice on my sandwiches lol"

    • Adog312
      Adog312 Month ago +2

      yeah that one wasn't funny at all.

  • Kaleb Bruwer
    Kaleb Bruwer 2 months ago

    I mean, you should have heard him tell it.

  • AppleRain
    AppleRain 2 months ago +1

    Whoever can get a pinned comment is usually the funniest guy in the comments section

  • Aaron Wright
    Aaron Wright 2 months ago

    I burst out laughing at the same time as you. What I mean to say is rapport is also essential.

  • Dustin Duz Games
    Dustin Duz Games 2 months ago

    Is that a face reveal

  • Austin
    Austin 2 months ago +1

    6:00 I didn’t know Dave from parks and rec was a comedian

  • HelloThere
    HelloThere 2 months ago

    You just really can't tell

  • Covex
    Covex 2 months ago


  • Viktoriya T
    Viktoriya T 2 months ago +2

    "What's the most complex thing you do in you kitchen?"

    "My wife"

    • Matthew Andino
      Matthew Andino 3 days ago

      "My brother in law" would have been funnier.

  • ferros8215
    ferros8215 2 months ago

    What's the most complex thing that you do in the kitchen? Invent the Universe.

  • Luke Clayton
    Luke Clayton 2 months ago

    Nobody thinks I’m funny at work because I deliver jokes worse than a brexit press conference.

  • TheCarbonariBand
    TheCarbonariBand 2 months ago

    Well placed misplaced nut joke got me good. Practicing what you preach, well done.

  • Pumpkin
    Pumpkin 3 months ago

    Wait, this is actually helpful

  • Albert Albert
    Albert Albert 3 months ago

    Best explanation I have ever heard on how to be funny. Not good enough though, I'm still not funny.

  • Keiran Ferrier
    Keiran Ferrier 3 months ago

    Bo Burnham makes you laugh by making you depressed

  • MisterL2
    MisterL2 3 months ago

    actually educative :D

  • ak6781fan
    ak6781fan 3 months ago

    Very fitting that this would end saying comedy is like cancer because this video I think gave me a little cancer. I feel like I was stripped a little piece of comedic talent. I have the same feeling right now after I watch that horror movie The Ring and they ended it by playing that video tape we all thought of s*** Doom and Gloom dread we're going to die and we felt like old now we just sold out to the dark Forces and they're going to come eat us a****** first or something. I feel like I was intellectually raped just a little. Dude this was terrible I mean it was so difficult to listen to. The only joke you had was a slam on Louis C K and it wasn't even that good. And anybody that I know that could spin 11 minutes and 28 seconds with a voice that monotone the entire time at the least is not humorous at the most is a psychopath. Man I just don't get how so many people think this is a thumbs-up situation. If a person doesn't have freedom of expression they don't have freedom. I mean I can't even think of something funny to say this s*** suck the fun out of the room more than a guy who comes to a party with his brother the cop and uniform man I got a painting in the neck my eyeball hurts. Anybody is still reading and wants to help themselves be funnier just go spend a couple hours listening to Richard jeni the greatest there ever was Greg Giraldo, George Carlin, Louis CK, Dana Gould. Go watch I guess even Joe Rogan and Bill Burr who both have Jungle Fever and can't wait to sell out but they're still funny as hell . He'll turn on the TV and watch some Craig Ferguson and some Conan on TV. Better yet actually live a little go associate with funny people that are fun to be around care less what people think and try and be a chameleon. I mean damn this video makes me want to sell life insurance yes that would be a much better use of my time or maybe be an accountant to work some other clerical position. Ah man forget it I can't see how anybody would have built this I mean dude thanks for putting it out there thanks for putting this together I'm sure you put a lot into it but I am so grateful to have lived through the 80s and so embarrassed and ashamed that I didn't do more to prevent this stupid humorless offended generation from happening. Wow we shall all fall in line comrade joke only approved by commissioner and State. Damn I see why all these young people want marijuana to be legal, they want to feel just for a little while like normal people feel all the time when they're just happy. Wow all that was missing in this video was a constant stream of that background psycho movie music like Alfred Hitchcock used. Yeah peace out I won't respond feel free to call me whatever I got to take a shower. No even worse I got to take a s*** after this I got it I mean what the heck I thought this was America man?

    EAS MEDIA 3 months ago

    funny part about all this is im terribly depressed 🐱‍🏍

  • Mhmd Rdam
    Mhmd Rdam 3 months ago

    Casually explain to the people at home what a joke is.

  • Isa Lana
    Isa Lana 3 months ago +1


    RAFIK 3 months ago

    *when u say it out loud u get flashbacks to hamlet in high school english*

  • Bradley Stegall
    Bradley Stegall 3 months ago +1

    It's Bo Yo

  • Michel Vachon
    Michel Vachon 3 months ago

    I have never made a comment on youtube but that last line made me spit my water... "I'll leave it at that" savage

  • Creftospeare
    Creftospeare 3 months ago +3

    Hey, wanna hear a joke?


    • Robin Bernardinis
      Robin Bernardinis 2 months ago

      The fact I am a joke is debatable, but what you said wasn't one because it didn't subvert expectations in the slightest.

  • Scaredy Cake
    Scaredy Cake 3 months ago

    i love that he’s a bill burr fan

  • Opakq
    Opakq 3 months ago

    you sound like sal from khan academy

  • Subonic DTA
    Subonic DTA 3 months ago

    Whats the most complex thing you do in your kitchen?

    *did you just assume my gender?*

  • Andrew Segovia
    Andrew Segovia 3 months ago +1

    This has to the one of the most underrated casually explained videos. It’s 11/10 would bang your mother again

  • Jackthetiel OwO
    Jackthetiel OwO 3 months ago

    At least your comedy is cancer

  • RequiemBeatz
    RequiemBeatz 4 months ago +1

    "Of all people you'd think you'd know the damage of a misplaced nut."
    I just spit up a little.
    Think I should've swallowed though, prolly not as risky.

  • Zillamon Animu
    Zillamon Animu 4 months ago

    You know, I'm just listening the video, enjoying while I get shit done. I hear him say, "Now for the next joke" and an ad comes on without me knowing.
    Some girl starts talking about engineering and I'm wondering what kind of joke this is.
    Then I start laughing my ass off. I thought he put an ad in the video just to make fun of Grand Canyon University.

  • Wes Hughes
    Wes Hughes 4 months ago

    Hey! Fiestas are great. You just, you just shut up.

  • rannierunsfast
    rannierunsfast 4 months ago +3

    He's been laughing a little this video. Never heard him laugh before.

  • Valerie Grindinger
    Valerie Grindinger 4 months ago

    The most complex thing i have done in my kitchen ... my 10th grade math teacher i guess ... he was really into imaginary numbers

  • Chet Beasley
    Chet Beasley 4 months ago

    Kareem Hunt could literally kick a drunk woman in the head and I’d still watch the Chiefs

  • Colin Einfalt
    Colin Einfalt 4 months ago +2

    Your a master mind at work!

  • BlueLizard HD
    BlueLizard HD 4 months ago

    I guess I'm cancer.

  • High Beam
    High Beam 4 months ago +3

    The font already made me laugh in the first couple of seconds

  • outdoorski
    outdoorski 4 months ago

    You want to go feed the donkey some beer, and get it all messed up? -Norm Macdonald

  • JesdaG
    JesdaG 4 months ago

    lol jk

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    Almost blank 4 months ago


  • Maudie Maude
    Maudie Maude 4 months ago

    4:14 Are you sure you want to unsubcribe to Casually Explained x'DDDD I DIEDDD THERE AHAHAH

  • Abraham Mekonnen
    Abraham Mekonnen 4 months ago

    Honestly really educating and funny. Thanks

  • gargya gargya
    gargya gargya 4 months ago

    Where do barbers go to get their hair cut

  • Sum Bahdy
    Sum Bahdy 4 months ago

    My brain is not processing anything you are saying because im extremely tired, but I'm still enjoying it