Let’s face it, we are living in pretty depressing times. We are just coming out of a global pandemic and we are entering WW3. Utility bills are higher than ever and there is no sign at all that there will be changes to the living wage.
With the world around us so terrible, there is no wonder that depression and anxiety are at an all-time high. If you have talked to your friends lately, you have probably noticed that they are not as chipper as they once were.
If your friends have been spending a lot of time indoors focusing on all of the horrible things in the world, then it is likely that it is time to get them out and about. During times like these, we can all use some human contact and some time to distract ourselves from the reality of just how horrible the world can be.
If you are particularly concerned about your friends, then you should go out of your way to meet up with them and make them smile. If you are not sure how you can lift the mood of your friends, here are some easy ways that you can make them laugh at your next meet-up.
Prepare Some Funny Jokes
Something that a lot of people no longer appreciate is good on-the-nose jokes. People think that comedy has to be clever or subtle these days, but it doesn’t have to at all. Sometimes, all that we need is a bit of cheap comedy to make our days better and it doesn’t need to be well thought out.
Laughing has been scientifically proven to make you feel better and if you want to heighten the moods of your friends, then you should do all that you can to get some cheap laughs. If you have a friend that is a fan of pop culture, then I would recommend that you look up some funny Chuck Norris jokes or jokes about similar pop idols. Though these jokes will not be clever, they are guaranteed to make your friend laugh.
If anything, they will probably laugh more if they are bad and this will put them in a much better mood and this will make the day out that you have together much more fun and enjoyable.
Take Them To a Comedy Club
If you do not consider yourself to be especially funny, why not let people that are professionals when it comes to comedy take care of it all. Now that a lot of live comedy shows are up and running again, something that you can do is go and see some live comedians with your friends.
There is a lot of great comedy shows that you can go and see and a professional comedian is far more likely to make your friends laugh than you are. A very popular trend right now is comedy shows where you can vote on whether or not a comedian is any good.
This means that you can quite literally go and heckle the people that you go and see, which is a lot of fun in itself and is something that you will definitely be able to enjoy as a group.
At these comedy events, you can expect to get cocktails and other alcohol. As you likely know, alcohol makes everything much more exciting and enjoyable, which means that people will likely be in much better moods.
Remember, though you should try your best to make your friends laugh, you should also do everything that you can to speak to them and make sure that they are doing well mentally.