Humor Etiquette Do's & Don'ts
Humor Rule Number One:
Poke fun but Don't Make Fun of anyone
...other Than Yourself
Don't know the difference. This short video should help.
Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody
else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in
a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny
and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting
somebody else's feelings.
'Sarcasm': a sharp and often satirical or ironic
utterance designed to cut or give pain.
Humor and laughter is beneficial to everyone unless it is at
the expense of someone who doesn’t want to feel expendable.
Cynical humor is not funny for one reason. It tastes bitter.
When people are mean or angry they weaponize their words.
Humor can be a weapon too.
It’s called belittlement. To belittle someone is a cruel way of making someone else seem less important than yourself.
It's a form of bullying.
Make a hundred jokes about yourself
before you do a joke about someone else.
Sammy Obeid, Comedian
I enjoy using the comedy techniques of
self-deprecation—but I'm not very good at it.