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How to Tell a Joke (or Be Sexy)

"As a rule, it is better not to laugh at your own jokes. I mean, you already know what happened, and part of what makes us laugh is the element of surprise. So don't laugh, unless you know that the story is not funny—then you probably should laugh, because if you don't, no one else will know to, either. But if you find you have to do this a lot, then I'd consider cultivating a very serious and serene persona, which can be sexy and doesn't mess around with any of this funny business. You might want to get some smart-looking, squarish-framed glasses and put your hair up, too."
— Margaret Cho, actress and comedian (The Sensuous Woman, her burlesque stage show)