Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

In his role as emcee, Marv did a costume change during the meeting, changing coats. A callback to something said earlier. This was even more important because our emcee was so dynamic, and that provided a contrast to my low-energy style. A callback with a switch which implied that I’ve been working on a book for a long time. It has been awhile since I published an Observational Humor monologue.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #111

Humor Power

A callback and self-deprecation.). Greg was the emcee for the program. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue. Learning to use Observational Humor adds a fresh touch to your prepared speeches. Audiences love in-the-moment humor. We’ll look at the set-up, the joke, and then examine what makes the joke tick. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.).

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Observational Humor — Case Study #47

Humor Power

Our emcee for the evening announced the meeting theme: “Kicking Bad Habits.&#. The topper is a callback.). Here’s another monologue and analysis. It was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Our club President opened the meeting with a toast. We had two guests who appeared to be about 16 years old. Ryan and David are two members in their early 20s.

Observational Humor — Case Study #47

Humor Power

Our emcee for the evening announced the meeting theme: “Kicking Bad Habits.&#. The topper is a callback.). Here’s another monologue and analysis. It was presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Our club President opened the meeting with a toast. We had two guests who appeared to be about 16 years old. Ryan and David are two members in their early 20s.

Observational Humor — Case Study #41

Humor Power

Ryan Mulligan, our meeting emcee, was asked how old he was. And a good topper using a callback.). Here’s another Observational Humor monologue which is presented in the Reverse Question format. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened at the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). A speaker said you could tell a carnivore from a herbivore by looking at their teeth. Our Area Governor, Karen Lewison, was present at the meeting.

Observational Humor — Case Study #42

Humor Power

During this meeting, the Master Evaluator closed his part of the meeting and passed control to the Toastmaster of the Evening (the emcee). The emcee decided to let everyone know that if they shared humor in poor taste that the Observational Humor Master (me) would “smack them.&#. But in this case it was a callback line that I couldn’t resist.). Here’s another observational humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting.

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