A few jokes, at the right moment, can lighten up a dull party. Funny conversation topics can instantly break the ice in formal or informal gatherings.
Above all else, go out with a sense of humor. It is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person deep down has a pretty good grasp of life.”
~ Hugh Sidey
Life could have been much easier and carefree if we could just take all the tragic events, every ups and downs of life in stride. Alas, that’s just a pipe dream. Nevertheless, we could try instilling some jest in our life to make it worth remembering.
Well, enough of preaching. We all want to give Jay Leno a run for his money, but amateurish attempts can make us fall flat on our face. Wait, I am not a Guru who can bestow you with a sense of humor. I am just citing some topics which can make your conversation both light and entertaining. A funny and interesting topic can be talked on for hours and hours, till you think that you have managed to kill your time satisfactorily.
If you have a company of two or crowd of three or more, then your light-hearted repartee can be the cherry on top.
Funny Topics for Chit-chatting
☺ Why does yoga look so good on TV or when others are doing it, but when you do it, you just feel throbbing pain all over?
☺ Where did the barbers disappear in the 60s and 70s?
☺ The funniest living man in the world is George W. Bush. Period.
☺ How do dating disaster stories catch on like wildfire among friends and relatives?
☺ Weird safety precautions – selling cigarettes at gas stations when smoking is prohibited there.
☺ Why bromance way is better than romance.
☺ The biggest lies you have told your mom about your job, girlfriend/boyfriend or friends.
☺ Things you do when you are drunk.
☺ Ghost stories and urban legends that are no longer scary!
☺ Weddings that have gone wrong.
☺Things you should not say at your own wedding.
☺ People you call after getting drunk.
☺ The funniest crime stories ever.
☺ The biggest lie that government told us.
☺ Daydreaming should be a religion.
☺ Homer Simpson for President.
☺ Funny names to call your sister’s boyfriend.
☺ Biggest lies that men actually believe about women.
☺ Surviving a blind date.
☺ Discuss the different ways you can hide your braces at school.
☺ How would you fire your boss?
☺ The first time you got drunk.
☺ What movies teach you about love and dating that is absolutely lame.
☺ Things you shouldn’t say to a cop who pulls you over for speeding.
☺ 20 unique ways to order pizzas.
☺ Discuss personal bloopers at length.
☺ How to win the title of the ‘most annoying guy/girl of the class’ in a day.
☺ Funny holidays in other countries.
☺ How Murphy’s law governs your life.
☺ Signs that made you doubt the sanity of your boss/librarian/college professor.
☺ The worst advice you have got till date that actually worked for you, somehow.
☺ Funniest nicknames for teachers.
☺ True travel stories which are less-true and more-funny.
Funny Conversation Starters
☺ Why is it that when someone tells you that there are billions of stars in the universe, you believe them, but if they tell you there’s wet paint somewhere, you have to touch it?
☺ How can there be self-help “groups”?
☺ When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?
☺ Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety one?
☺ If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
☺ If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
☺ The more you study, the more you know. The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know… so why study?
☺ If a man with multiple personality disorder threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
☺ Why do they put up pictures of criminals at the post office? Are we supposed to write to these people? Why don’t they put their pictures on postage stamps so that the mailmen could look for them while they are delivering the mail?
These questions are enough to stupefy anyone, so weave them into your conversation, so that it would give the people around you some food for thought. There are some tips you should remember while quipping these playful remarks.
★ Try to be yourself. Faking humor or anything else for that matter, won’t get you anywhere.
★ You can also include some funny embarrassing situations of yours in the conversation. People often warm up to others when they see that, others are also as human as they are. In other words, empathy works.
★ Try to portray only the funny side of your story as you don’t want to be that guy who recites his sob stories to strangers.
★ Make use of your surroundings while starting a conversation. Cribbing about the changing weather is so redundant, but it could work as a good conversation starter if done with a dash of humor.
All those girls who want to use a pickup line on a good-looking hunk, it’s better if you stick to something humorous instead of being cheesy. Guys love a come-on from shy and demure girls; therefore, these funny conversation starters are worth a try. Sometimes, you might have to embarrass yourself to make someone smile, but make sure that it’s worthwhile. Being a master in funny conversation topics is easier said than done, it requires a great deal of practice. But then, in the words of a wise guy, “If practice makes a man perfect and there is no such thing as a perfect man, then why practice?”