How to Make Everything Funny – Robin Williams Charisma on Command
“Playing a Character” is a technique that is fantastic for comedy. It’s telling a joke or story and imitating someone that you are not. This can be a person who is in the room or it can be a type of person that maybe you have only met before.
The point of this is that it’s not just about what you say but it’s about how you say it. It’s putting on the accent, it’s speaking with the same dialect that someone speaks with, it’s moving like that person, it’s walking around saying the types of things that they would say, and it’s also imitating the gestures that they would make.
The more that you put this together and you commit to actually playing a character, the easier it is to make any sort of joke very funny.