Getting a Laugh: How to Make Something Funny

  • Published on Sep 25, 2018
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  • Foriarez
    Foriarez Day ago

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

  • randomvideosviewer
    randomvideosviewer 4 days ago

    This video is a joke

  • Lady Bugs
    Lady Bugs 5 days 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 7 days ago

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

  • Kaleb Bruwer
    Kaleb Bruwer 7 days ago

    I mean, you should have heard him tell it.

  • AppleRain
    AppleRain 9 days ago +1

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

  • Aaron Wright
    Aaron Wright 10 days 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 13 days ago

    Is that a face reveal

  • Austin
    Austin 14 days ago +1

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

  • HelloThere
    HelloThere 14 days ago

    You just really can't tell

  • Covex
    Covex 14 days ago


  • Viktoriya Tabunshchyk
    Viktoriya Tabunshchyk 15 days ago +1

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

    "My wife"

  • ferros8215
    ferros8215 15 days ago

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

  • Luke Clayton
    Luke Clayton 17 days ago

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

  • TheCarbonariBand
    TheCarbonariBand 19 days ago

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

  • Pumpkin
    Pumpkin 26 days ago

    Wait, this is actually helpful

  • Albert Albert
    Albert Albert 28 days 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 Month ago

    Bo Burnham makes you laugh by making you depressed

  • MisterL2
    MisterL2 Month ago

    actually educative :D

  • ak6781fan
    ak6781fan Month 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 Month ago

    funny part about all this is im terribly depressed 🐱‍🏍

  • Mhmd Rdam
    Mhmd Rdam Month ago

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

  • Kapetsu
    Kapetsu Month ago

    Jews are genius. Even auschwitz was turned to a turist destination.

  • Isa Lana
    Isa Lana Month ago +1


    RAFIK Month ago

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

  • Bradley Stegall
    Bradley Stegall Month ago +1

    It's Bo Yo

  • Michel Vachon
    Michel Vachon Month 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

  • Kneddy
    Kneddy Month ago +3

    Hey, wanna hear a joke?


    • Robin Bernardinis
      Robin Bernardinis 21 day 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.

  • ScaredyCake 8945
    ScaredyCake 8945 Month ago

    i love that he’s a bill burr fan

  • Opakq
    Opakq Month ago

    you sound like sal from khan academy

  • Subonic DTA
    Subonic DTA Month ago

    Whats the most complex thing you do in your kitchen?

    *did you just assume my gender?*

  • Andrew Segovia
    Andrew Segovia Month ago

    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 Month ago

    At least your comedy is cancer

  • RequiemBeatz
    RequiemBeatz Month ago

    "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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • rannierunsfast
    rannierunsfast 2 months ago +2

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

  • Valerie Grindinger
    Valerie Grindinger 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • Colin Einfalt
    Colin Einfalt 2 months ago +2

    Your a master mind at work!

  • TheBlueLizard Gaming
    TheBlueLizard Gaming 2 months ago

    I guess I'm cancer.

  • Bobby Tarantino
    Bobby Tarantino 2 months ago +3

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

  • outdoorski
    outdoorski 2 months ago

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

  • JesdaG
    JesdaG 2 months ago

    lol jk

  • Almost blank
    Almost blank 2 months ago


  • Maudie Maude
    Maudie Maude 2 months ago

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

  • Abraham Mekonnen
    Abraham Mekonnen 2 months ago

    Honestly really educating and funny. Thanks

  • my poor life choices
    my poor life choices 2 months ago

    Where do barbers go to get their hair cut

  • Sum Bahdy
    Sum Bahdy 2 months ago

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

  • amiablehacker
    amiablehacker 2 months ago

    So, like, is this why it's challenging to make me laugh? I like to joke around so I'm always anticipating the punchline. If another person has the exact same sense of humor as I do, I usually don't laugh because we basically tell the same jokes.😂

  • Christopher Canady
    Christopher Canady 2 months ago

    can you make a video about how groups of people out there think that jesus and santa came from mushrooms

    • Imagination Visinity
      Imagination Visinity 2 months ago +1

      Yea the red and white shrooms under the pine trees is like the christmas presents.

  • JasonMillerTV
    JasonMillerTV 2 months ago

    Or you can be the Eric Andre show

  • Brant Zhang
    Brant Zhang 2 months ago

    Now I start to think how to meet this guy.

  • Jossy Beth
    Jossy Beth 2 months ago

    omg your laugh at the end was adorable

  • Austin Z
    Austin Z 2 months ago

    If you liked this video, please share it with all your closest female friends

  • SeriousnessTV
    SeriousnessTV 2 months ago

    Whens the next video

  • Katt1N
    Katt1N 2 months ago

    "Argue with my wife" can be funny, just imagine it in the voice of Bill Burr.

  • Gianni Miranda
    Gianni Miranda 2 months ago

    Of all the people, you'd think he'd know the damage of a misplaced joke

  • TimTomTicklewagon :D
    TimTomTicklewagon :D 2 months ago

    1:42 my wife

  • Alex W
    Alex W 3 months ago

    Really enjoyed this video, would love to see more of this in the future

  • Mateus Sousa
    Mateus Sousa 3 months ago

    I think that build a rocket in a kitchen is a very funny, complex and interesting answer

  • ini the man
    ini the man 3 months ago

    Add a public comment

  • - HappenedSafe -
    - HappenedSafe - 3 months ago

    Sadly, my idea of comedy has devolved to the point where I lose my shit to a poorly photoshopped, pixelated picture of a cgi Hagrid submerged to his neck in water with a massive bottom text caption reading: WATER

  • James
    James 3 months ago

    3:49 tell that to drake please

  • tnt 467
    tnt 467 3 months ago

    I would've said beat my wife instead of argue with her but...

  • voxdotcum
    voxdotcum 3 months ago


  • Killian Defaoite
    Killian Defaoite 3 months ago


  • DexterDY
    DexterDY 3 months ago


  • zold wolf
    zold wolf 3 months ago

    You herd it here ladies and gentlemen, comedy=cancer(I'm sure he means this ♋

  • MrNopeRope The IV
    MrNopeRope The IV 3 months ago +3

    “What is the most complex thing you do in your kitchen”

    Bust a nut and make peanut butter

  • Rasmus Mortensen
    Rasmus Mortensen 3 months ago

    You know me better than myself

  • Emilie Daquilante
    Emilie Daquilante 3 months ago

    Haha lol

  • Jonathan Flores
    Jonathan Flores 3 months ago

    Imagine watching a video to be FUN NY, as a normal human would do, you could say. Imagine watching this on your iPhone 8 Plus 62 gb style. In your bed. By yourself. Maybe a cousin

  • Chim Wamo
    Chim Wamo 3 months ago

    What's the most complex thing that you do in your kitchen?
    Your mom.

  • Mouse Trap
    Mouse Trap 3 months ago

    Or you could just add a laugh track after every sentence and trick your audience into thinking you’re funny. Seems to work for tv shows.

  • Katsoup98
    Katsoup98 3 months ago +8

    "Of all people you'd think he'd know the damage of a misplaced nut."
    Expectations obliterated. Probably the best joke in the whole video.

    • James Ward
      James Ward 29 days ago

      Kind of what I was expecting tbh

  • levi rahui
    levi rahui 3 months ago

    Vsauce 4

  • Killer35Durant
    Killer35Durant 3 months ago

    you forgot to mention quick wits in making something funny. I literally have never told a funny joke in my life, but if I have a quick, sarcastic, smart response to something someone says, they'll start laughing.

  • Nonce Destroyer
    Nonce Destroyer 3 months ago +1

    Yes a WILTY fan

  • Kelvin Bamfo
    Kelvin Bamfo 3 months ago

    8:39 I burst out laughing 😂🤣

  • Irakvrsor
    Irakvrsor 3 months ago

    What's the most complex thing that I do in my kitchen?

    I make my own sandwich because my dishwasher fell down the stairs.

  • K
    K 3 months ago

    why am i watching this??

  • Cristopher Bernal
    Cristopher Bernal 3 months ago

    Can your next vid be how to make something funny for dummies

    I'm not joking

  • James Papanagiwtou
    James Papanagiwtou 3 months ago

    Misplacing a nut.... 😂☠️

  • C H O P P E R
    C H O P P E R 3 months ago

    Wanna hear something funny:

  • Logan King
    Logan King 3 months ago

    Omgomgomg its bo burnham in the thumbnail omgomgomg thats so crazy

  • hownottomakeit
    hownottomakeit 3 months ago

  • Norris Dority
    Norris Dority 3 months ago

    Not funny video, not even funny.

  • edor
    edor 4 months ago

    **sees bo**

  • thonagan
    thonagan 4 months ago

    make moar

  • Xeviant
    Xeviant 4 months ago

    Thank you

  • Emile van der Merwe
    Emile van der Merwe 4 months ago

    Not sure if it's true, but i once read that comedy or rather laughter is so important to us, because it's a way of establishing like-mindedness

  • H. Anthony Ribadeneira
    H. Anthony Ribadeneira 4 months ago

    I love CE bc it’s so funny however this is the only episode I never even cracked a smile....irony

  • Rachel McKeeman
    Rachel McKeeman 4 months ago

    I'm a club thumb girl who loves pistachios. Unsubscribed ;((((

  • Comrade Curio
    Comrade Curio 4 months ago


  • Cheese
    Cheese 4 months ago +3

    Would I lie to you?

  • Matthew Doan
    Matthew Doan 4 months ago +9

    Arguably cancer is preferable to bad comedy, because if you give up on cancer at least you won't have to live with never getting laid. I speak from experience.

  • Nils R.K.
    Nils R.K. 4 months ago

    I just love David Mitchell

  • zetina
    zetina 4 months ago

    i was surprised to hear him laugh... really liked that one, did you 😂

  • Kayla M
    Kayla M 4 months ago

    The laugh in the end >>>