The Skill of Humor | Andrew Tarvin | TEDxTAMU



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Humor is something that transcends most barriers. It is a common unification; a concept understood by all. Despite this, there exists a large portion of the population that does not think they can utilize humor. Andrew Tarvin will show you that everyone can use humor. Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 200+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as an international comedian, Andrew’s program are engaging, entertaining, and most important, effective. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 18 countries, and 3 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at



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27scole
Dont overthink the things son
A Porumb
A talk from someone who doesn't understand psychology or comedy !!! ENJOY!
Abu Tani
Well that Shepherd picture is in Ladakh, India. Not in Sri Lanka...
Ambi Cahira
This talk was so enjoyable! Humor in all the right places in great doses. ^^
Bashar Al-Hennawi
WTF !
Bobby Buckley
Wonderful Talk . So well constructed . You just could not but be impressed by the speaker.
Brenda Joyce Spinella
Hello, this is grandma. Love you
Bryan Koorstad
Unfortunately, he “borrowed” this style from Aziz Ansari. It’s literally exactly what Aziz does...
Bryce Sanders
Hey if you’re a cannibal, don’t be late to a dinner party or they’ll give you the cold shoulder
Claytos Republic
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Condyland
Those math pickup lines tho! 😂
Cory Sydee
This guy is hilarious.
Creative Guise
I’m pretty damn funny when I’m in the right mood. The other 99% of the time, I’m the most boring person ever.
Cynthia Autry
When he made the sin joke, my first though was, \
Daniel Baldegger
Server joke just killed me! Very smart.
Danielle W
Legend has it he is still saying \
David Lyimo
Hey girl, \n\nAre we an isosceles triangle?\nCoz I think you and I might be equals.
Debaki Debaki
“When something goes wrong with computers, we get error message but when something goes wrong with people , we get 'feelings' . ”
Definitely not Spam
This is now my favorite talk.
Dominik Skorjanc
WTF - wow thats fun
DoogarHarzJr
SHARE YOUR POINT OF VIEW.. That helped me so much... Now my mom hates me because i cant stop talking.
Eddie Ca.
This one was actually quite good, lol.
Ehtisham
this guy is not funny and not many people are, but he has a sense of humor, which is important
Elaine Ray
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Evilsamar
I also look at the world and constantly think \
Francis Muiruri
Nice one.
Gionne S
Man this is GOLD! Always had that feeling that the skill of humor is underrated
Government.Non-Terrestrial.Tech&Research.Facility
yea, dont be a squidward, be a spongebob.
Himanshu Chakraborty
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Hugh Ropp
Irony is a type of humor.\n\nThe irony is, this humor expert is not funny at all. He uses the wrong delivery. Idk how he doesn't see his mistakes.
I am bored
Wow That's Fun
Investing Book Summaries
Love ted talks
Israel Gordon
Nice speech but you just told us practice but not what techniques to practice.
JC C.
It was not surprising to learn he used to be a nerd. He's actually still one, or at least has a typically nerdy sense of humour, cleverness over emotions. It's an intellectual sense of humour rather than an emotional one.
James Bunch
This guy is a walking Dilbert cartoon.
Jim T
Love the picture of the dog! No that is not the face of funny but dude those are the pants of funny. Engineer...... Wait.... he didn't operate a train? Loved the error our computers at one of my first jobs gave when they were processing too much at the same time, often when our phones were very busy so we were on a time crunch. The error would be \
Johan Elkerton
my Nan is just as bad at texting she had a friend that past away and sent a text to his wife sorry for your loss lol thinking it meant lots of love
John Douglass
Maybe it's because I'm a geek, too. But, laughed at every joke!
Jøsh Pun
Does this guy remind anyone else of John Mulaney?
KanchoKomancho
I’ve never listened to a TED talk in which a speaker spoke that much about him self
Kay Ross
Well, the only thing I can say is: WTF!
Kitkat915e
The irony of when he said \
Lebogang Matlhare
Wtf
Linh Hoàng Nguyễn Phương
WOW THAT'S FUN!
Mahoussé Fabrice KESSOU
WTF
Maria DeArman
WTF! =)))
Marty Schumacher
Great talk! Love his humor and his grandma!! I needed to hear this, I am way too serious!!
MassDynamic
he can totally do a \
Meansue
The guy is trying too hard to be funny...just makes the cringe level 9000+
Mel Tee
I liked your water rap though....
Michael Lochlann
the server joke destroyed me
Nathan Garber
On a date with a waitress..\nShe’s not really feeling it..\n“ERROR: Unable to establish connection to server”\n\nLost my mind 😂😂
Nexius
Create a twitter to make puns? He's calling me out.
Nicene325ad
It's ironic.... This guy isn't even funny.
Noeh A
WTF!! 😄😮
Official Id
😵🤣🤣🤣 my stomach hurts with laughing !
Oscar Blanco
It is true that you can learn humour, but certain people just naturally have it more than others
Paul Z
4 minutes in and still not even a slight giggle out of me. Don’t get me wrong, I have humor and generally like a good laugh, but analyzing humor like he is doing, and using bad examples of his own, has made me click somewhere else.
Prem Pal
This man Cook's good jokes ..WTF
REVERSE ASK
13:00 I just learned this concept yesterday
Rachel Goodman
When he was talking about being a nerd I was waiting on him to mention my boy Harry Potter
Renny Zero
I love laughter.. do you know where I can buy a sense of humor?
Research and Retardation
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Rita Váradi
I'm also an INTJ. My problem is, that every time when I'm trying to be humorous, I'm offend someone.
Ryan Nicholls
This guy made some really subtle easy to understand jokes, surprised the audience didn't get around him more. Not the funniest thing I've seen but impressive considering it was informative and he taught himself comedy
SageMode Austin
I’ve been thinking about going into stand up for the past 3 years. I tried improv but Im really am interested in stand-up. this is motivating me to try it
Sahan sdh
I AM FROM SRILANKA
Samir Mammadov
👍👍👍
Sarah Howell
I have found my husband.
Sibin Alex Mullappally
Sibin alex Mullappally 😂😍
Snap Snap
He sounds like Aziz Ansari
SoulSilver Snorlax
He looks like Matt Parker and sounds like Fry frome Futurama\nI love it
Tanmay Hinge
NEIL PATRICK HARRRIS
Tapz
I didnt know chandler did TedTalks
Thane Krios
“Error Unable to establish connection with server” lol
TheeAdeptBranch
You're not a nerd!\nStarbucks is for NORMIES
Tom Roeser
Add \
Tristan D
People did not understand \
Valentia
I started dating my boyfriend because he would tell me nerdy pick up lines. It's the right kind of humor. Wrong kind of female.
WeirdWorld
lol
Z M
“ Are you a vertical asymptote, because your beauty has no limits !”\n🤪🤪🤪
Zainab Miah
9:10 deserved more laughs, I dieded
Zigg
Wow that's fun
adschim
That waitress joke was clever :'D
cool boy
Dear commentors\n\nHi? \n\n\nGrandma love
farrel purwoko
WTF wow thats funny 😁
gizel brown
I like his flow, his got some swag, just look at his hand and the way he walks.
innkpr
Andrew, for one who believes you are not your personality assessment, you do a fine job expressing extraverted thinking as INTJ's do well!  As one researcher puts this:  \
joesr31
He made me blow air slightly more furiously out of my nose more than once in this video, he is a funny guy
nielsontoo
At the end of it, I was thinking: What is wrong with this talk?... The audience :) At one point only one guy is laughing 😂 The rest is lost in thoughts about their grandmother!
pedrokineto18
lmfao he does look like justiin timberlake from his eyes to nose XD
pk singh
Good talk after this Sesion
poppin dreams
Well That Fun
princess lacson
Omg thank you so much. I really like your personality. Wanna be like you.
princess melody
Aaaaaaaaamin🙋\u200d♀️\nTry a whole community that thinks of humour as rude foolish and some sort of stupidity 🙈 how sad is this!!\nGreat talk fantastic subject 👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 sense of humour is form of higher intelligence
sajt saajt
he really did act like an INTJ though :D
verdatum
Proctor and Gamble IT Project Manager. Oh dear lord, that's gonna be an AWFUL job. I say this as a pharmacy-tech turned software engineer, so I know what I'm talking about. If he wasn't getting 6-figures right out of college, then he was being straight up abused.\n\nThat said, his humor doesn't particularly work for me. Also, screw everything about personality tests, they are all lacking in evidence-based use. I do agree that project management is a good way to learn humor though.
vjayind
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Мусе Тарекегн
Hey, this one is actually good.