There are Only a Few Jokes in the World

Of course, humor is not merely about telling jokes. But jokes play a key role in the world of humor.

Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by the thousands of jokes out there, most of them being dry and lame. You may wonder how to sift through them to find the good ones to make women laugh?

The truth is… there are only a few jokes in the entire world.

What do I mean by that?

You see, there are only a few archetypes or original models of jokes. With only a handful of joke formulas and basic humor elements we can produce all different categories of jokes.

I’m sure you have heard the joke “How many [      ] does it take to change a light bulb?” The blank can be “lawyers”, “”doctors”, “mathematicians”, “policemen”, or any profession. And that’s a basic joke formula.

Another example is called “pacing”. You may have heard jokes which illustrate the tragedy of three men where the first is hapless, the second more unlucky, and the third the extreme case of all. That’s another basic joke formula.

How come they’re not in 2, 4, 5 parts? Very simple, 3 is the tried-and-true “golden number”.