No, I'm not talking about the Adam Sandler movie. I'm just thinking about funny people in general. We all know some. I just happen to be surrounded by them.
It makes sense I guess because I have always loved to laugh. Since as far back as I can remember I have loved to laugh, the harder the better. As often as possible. I have a good sense of humor
My Siblings are funny, in a sarcastic witty way. My husband who I have been friends with since high school cracks me up. I fell in love with his laugh before I loved anything else about him. He has one of those laughs that comes straight from the gut and is so genuine that I find it infectious. I work with children, who are naturally funny and most of my friends are also funny.
I am not. Don't get me wrong, I have my moments
But It's really intimidating for me, because I am not funny, and in this TT group there are some really funny bloggers. Some of whom I have been following for a while and some I just discovered. But I am fast becoming a fan of. So where does that leave an unfunny person?
I contacted a friend of ours who is a college English professor (and really funny, go figure) and asked her how I too could become a funny writer. She advised me to "read lots of stuff you think is funny and it will rub off". I told her I have already been reading lots of funny things and it is NOT working. Then she said "who is the audience and how do you know you aren't funny?" So I told her, I have never been described as funny. No one ever says, "have you met my friend Running Mama, she's so funny" or anything to that nature. So I know.
"Aww. But real is often funny. Super honest. That's you." was her response. So I thanked her