How to be funny? The truth is it's how to be funnier. Most people know how to be funny, making people smile is part of everyday interaction for most. Nearly everybody can recall at least one instance of making friends bust out laughing at some spontaneous remark or action, leaving everyone to believe comedy is so easy.
A stark realism soon grasped in studying stand up however is when it comes to performing, comedy is a whole other thingy.
It's talent, it's obsessively honed skills, it's psychology, it's a LOT about listening, it's courageous experimentation and dogged repetition.