Are You as Funny as You Think You Are?

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By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Whether you're a professional standup comedian or late night comedy writer, or merely the class clown, everyone hopes they're funny. Take this quiz to find out if you really do have the gift of the giggle, or just think you do.

Who would you cite as an example of a funny man?

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Who would you cite as an example of a funny woman?

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Do you like fart jokes?

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Do you think any topic is off-limits for comedy?

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Do you laugh a lot?

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Do you laugh at your own jokes?

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Have you ever made a joke and then realized your audience likes you a lot less afterwards?

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Were you the class clown?

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Are you serious?

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In a contest to last the longest without laughing while the other players make silly faces, where would you place?

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Do people roll their eyes at you a lot?

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Have you ever started telling a story to four people and realized there was only one left at the end?

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Are you a good listener?

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Have you ever performed stand-up?

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Have you ever taken an improv class?

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What about a comedy writing class?

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What are two elements of a good joke?

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Do you know any jokes in which the main character is a woman, but the punchline isn't anything to do with her womanhood: that is, she's only incidentally female?

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How many times a day do you make someone else laugh?

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Are you funny on the page, but feel your delivery lets you down?

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Have you ever been in an environment where you made all the most powerful people in the room laugh at the least powerful person?

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Have you ever made all the least powerful people laugh at the powerful person?

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Do you get away with talking back more than most because of your wit?

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Are you easily bored?

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Has anyone ever told you to seriously, just stop, dude?

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Have you ever been accused of making someone's tummy hurt because they were laughing so hard at something you said?

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How goofy are you?

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Are you insecure?

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What is being funny useful for?

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What is a place that you would never make a joke?

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