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How to be funny: 5 things we learned from Blogfest

Weren't lucky enough to witness our Blogfest 'Find your Funny' panel in the flesh? Never fear: we've culled the best pearls of wisdom from our stellar speakers so you, too, can turn life's blunders into bite-size nuggets of yer actual comedy gold
 

1. Comedy = tragedy + time

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... says storyteller extraordinaire Jon Ronson

2. Be fearless, and never worry what others will think of you...

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... stand-up and pelvic floor crusader Elaine Miller shares the secret of her success
 

3. ... but be fair, and always consider your subjects' feelings

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... the fabulous Kirsty Smith (a.k.a Eeh Bah Mum) on calling her son a dick
 

4. You can learn to channel your funny - but if it's not there to begin with, you can't fake it

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... comedian and actress Arabella Weir tells it like it is
 

5. Be your own audience: write, read, write again, repeat 

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... Bafta-winning Rebecca Front utilises her acting skills 
  

And one more for luck: it doesn't matter how successful you are, you never stop feeling like a bit of an arse

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... and people who don't have those feelings are psychopaths, says Jon Ronson

Images: Michal Dzierza 
 

 

Last updated: 19-Nov-2014 at 11:06 AM