How to Make a Girl Laugh & 29 Ways to Make Her Get a Crush On You

You like a girl, and you want to impress her. Why not try to win her over with humor? Here’s how to make a girl laugh, smile and like you instantly!

How to Make a Girl Laugh

The first conversation plays a big part in impressing a girl. You could be introduced to her, or you may walk into her in the hallway. All it takes is the first few minutes for her to make an impression about you. And being funny is a great way to impress her, so let’s talk about how to make a girl laugh.

If you do know how to appear warm and likable at first sight, you’ve got the dating game to your advantage already.

[Read: How to be charming – 15 habits of really likable guys who win over girls]

How to make a girl laugh and have a great time with you

For a guy who doesn’t know the first thing about humor, the idea of turning into a funny guy overnight can be daunting.

But the truth is simple. All of us can be funny guys when the situation arises. We just need to understand what kind of funny we’re good at and use it successfully.

For starters, here’s a piece of advice. Don’t be a wannabe funny guy.

The wannabe funny guy is the guy who says something *that he thinks is funny* and looks at the girl expectantly waiting for her to laugh. And if she doesn’t laugh, this wannabe guy does the unthinkable. He says something like “oh, you don’t think that was funny?” or “hey, you’re supposed to laugh now…” with a straight face.

Don’t screw yourself over by making things awkward for the girl talking to you. [Read: The biggest dating turn offs for girls – 25 things guys do that girls absolutely hate]

How to avoid being the wannabe funny guy and be the real funny guy

A real funny guy who knows how to make a girl laugh doesn’t wait for applause. The show must go on.

Say something funny, wait for a flash of a second for her to respond, and continue talking. If the girl finds it funny, she’ll laugh. If she doesn’t, you don’t lose anything. You’re still talking, and you can just say something else that’s funny when the moment arises! [Read: How to approach a girl you don’t know and impress her]

Here are the most important tips that can help you understand what it takes to be a funny guy, before you try making a girl laugh.

1. Don’t try too hard

Don’t memorize jokes off the internet. That doesn’t make you a funny and charming guy. It makes you a poser who’s trying to be a joker.

2. Learn from funny people

You don’t have to try to be funny in your own way, especially if you don’t know where to start. Notice funny people, be it friends or comedians.

Watch the funny guys in stand-up clubs and in the funny movies, and you’d see that it’s less to do with saying the joke, and more to do with your timing and body language. [Read: How to be witty – 25 easy ways to win every girl over with your charm]

3. Don’t overdo it

A funny guy doesn’t just utter funny one-liners all the time. A funny guy is creative. He’s a regular guy who’s fun to hang out with. But every now and then, he uses the circumstances around him to say something that’s a laugh.

Remember that.

You don’t always have to be funny every second, wait for the right moment when you remember or see something that’s worth a laugh. [Read: How to impress a girl on a first date and guarantee a second one]

4. The annoying funny guy

When you try too hard to make a girl laugh, you’d end up coming across as a very annoying guy. He’s the wannabe funny guy who looks around the room, hoping someone will find his joke funny and laugh with him. Don’t try too hard ever, or you’d just look pathetic.

5. Don’t laugh looking at others

If you find something funny, laugh wholeheartedly. A happy laugh is totally infectious. Even if the girl you’re with doesn’t laugh, she’ll warm up to you *unless you’re laughing the maniacal laugh*.

6. Don’t be bored

Let your happiness consume her. Feel happy and show excitement when you speak to a girl you’re trying to impress.

When your face lights up with enthusiasm and happiness, she’ll start smiling without even realizing it. If you ever watch a cool guy like Al Pacino laugh, you’ll see his whole face brighten up when he’s in a humorous mood.

Why do girls like a guy with a sense of humor?

When you approach a girl, as a friend, or as a date, both of you are out of your comfort zones. Both of you don’t know the other person’s likes and dislikes. And most importantly, there’s nothing common to talk about yet. [Read: What to say to a girl you like when you just don’t know what to talk about]

So, with every sentence you say, the discomfort in the air would only increase unless you cut the tension with something.

And that’s where humor can help make things comfortable for both of you. Humor is universal and something everyone can relate to, unless you’re making crude jokes about naughty body parts.

Just like it’s easier for two people to have things in common to talk about when they’re at an art gallery, a music concert, or even at a hospital, using something that both of you can relate to will help you break the ice and make the girl feel more comfortable in your presence.

In every situation where both of you don’t have too many things to talk about, humor will always come to your rescue.

Learning how to make a girl laugh, and mastering humor will not only make the girl you’re talking to feel comfortable around you, it also makes her laugh, feel happy, and have a nice time with you. And by the end of the conversation, it will leave her thinking fondly of you because she had a nice time with you!

You can exchange flirty glances with a girl the whole night, but if you can’t make a move and have a fun conversation with her, you won’t be able to impress her.

And that’s where the effectiveness of good humor can help you win her over. [Read: How to get a girl’s attention and impress her even before you say a single word to her]

14 things to remember while trying to make a girl laugh

Now that you understand the need for humor and the little nuances that matter in differentiating a wannabe funny guy and a truly funny guy, use these steps to make a girl laugh. And yes, they are always effective with the ladies!

1. Situational humor

Use circumstances around you to say something funny. If you notice something funny around you, talk about it. If she’s noticed it too, she’d definitely be able to relate to what you have to say.

2. Don’t be mean

For many guys, being mean to another friend or a minion may seem like the easiest way to make a girl laugh. But that’s not humor, that’s just you being mean and it will only make the girl dislike you. [Read: 12 types of humor and how it affects your conversation]

3. Self-deprecating humor

Women love self-deprecating humor. It makes them feel comfortable instantly, because you let them see that you’re willing to put yourself down just to humor them.

Just be careful not to overdo this though, because that would only make you seem like you have no self-esteem! [Read: How to date a girl by using self-deprecating humor]

4. Tease her

Teasing a girl is a great way to make her laugh and have a cute fight with you. Once you get to know her and you’re a few minutes into the conversation, put her down about something that she’s very confident about. She’d retaliate in jest immediately and she’d know you’re only teasing her anyway. [Read: How to tease a woman and captivate her instead of offending her]

5. The dumb dude

Pretend to be dumb and clueless about something she says *as long as it’s trivial* and then let her know you knew it already.

She may take offense, but if you laugh it off immediately while placing your arm around her, she’ll laugh along.

6. Flirt discreetly

Flirting is always a great way to make a girl laugh, and even better, blush. If there are others around, be discreet with your flirting. If no one’s around, go all out. The wilder your flirting, the more she’d laugh and smile about it. [Read: How to flirt with a girl and yet behave like a friend]

7. Light-hearted laughing

Don’t take yourself too seriously when you’re trying to be funny with a girl. If the girl says something to put you down, try to use humor to get back instead of letting her know you were offended.

8. Tall tales

A funny story is always a conversation maker. It gives you several minutes to bond, and make yourself look ridiculously funny, silly, or even awesome!

Do you have any life experiences that are funny? Keep these memories *fake or real* in mind and when the right moment comes up in the conversation, say “aah, that reminds me of the time when I…”

9. Current events

If you don’t know what to talk about and don’t have any life experiences that are worth laughing about, talk about current events. And take a jibe at either a TV show or some movie star. Use just about anything, as long as she finds it funny. [Read: How to talk to your crush – The most important secrets to make her fall for you]

10. Sex

This is a scary place to be, because you don’t know whether the girl you’re talking to would be comfortable discussing sex. Use double entendres, seemingly innocent lines which also have a hidden sexual innuendo in it.

If you smile naughtily while saying something with a hidden meaning, she’ll know your true intentions. And even if she takes offense or tells you that you’re rude, you can just laugh it off and say you never meant it that way. And in return, you can call her a dirty pervert because her mind is twisted and she only sees the dirty side of things! [Read: How to discreetly arouse a girl and make her think of you sexually]

11. Sarcasm

Sarcasm can be hilarious, but it can be very tricky too. The definition of sarcasm is saying something when you actually mean the exact opposite.

So, let’s say you say something to her like, “Oh gosh, you look so ugly in that dress!!” when she actually looks spectacular. You obviously mean she’s looks hot *and she probably knows that too!*.

But not everyone understands sarcasm, so make sure you use sarcasm to tease a girl only about the things you know she’s very confident about. Or else, you just might have to explain yourself and tell her you were being funny to avoid hurting her feelings. [Read: The dry sense of humor and 20 signs you’re too dry and funny]

12. Randomly act strange or silly

When everyone is too serious about life, doing or saying something goofy and silly can really break the tension.

It could be anything from putting on a funny hat, to talking to her in a thick accent. Anything you can do to act a little more like a goofy comedian and a little less like yourself, the more she will laugh. [Read: How to talk to a girl – The secrets to smooth talk and impressing girls]

13. Watch and act out a sitcom or comedy

If the two of you have similar tastes in television shows or movies, try to figure out which one you both have seen a lot of times.

For example, if you both like Monty Python movies, watch one together and act it out for her. Or if you guys like the classic TV show Friends, try acting out being Ross and Rachel. It’s silly, but works like a charm if you want to know how to make a girl laugh!

14. Find humor in everyday life

If you have watched enough standup comedians, you know that the funniest moments in their acts are when they make fun of things that happen every day.

So, if you are in college, find something funny about being in college. Or if you work together, find something ridiculous about your workplace that you can make fun of. [Read: How to make someone laugh over text and be a fun texter all girls love]

The 6 most important traits of a happy and fun guy that girls like

If you’re still wondering how to make a girl laugh, well, you know what it takes already. All you need now is the confidence and a bit of practice.

But just to give you the edge in your attitude, here are the main traits you need that will help draw girls to you and make them laugh every time you talk to them. [Read: How to get a girl to like you – 20 things you MUST know about girls]

1. Be cheerful

Laugh and have fun. Look at the bright side of everything. When you’re laughing, the world laughs with you. And the world would definitely like you too!

2. Have a positive attitude

Be an optimist. You can’t be a funny guy and make girls laugh unless you’re able to see the fun and happy side of every story. [Read: 25 funny questions to ask a girl and leave her ROLF]

3. Apologize

If you ever cross the line or come across as a rude guy, have the presence of mind to correct your joke or apologize if it insults the girl.

4. Don’t try too hard

If funny situations don’t crop up while talking to a girl, don’t try too hard to say something funny in the hope of making her laugh. She may laugh, but in her head, she may be waiting to get away from you because you’re trying too hard!

5. Be yourself

Be funny without losing who you are. There’s Mr. Bean funny, there’s Hugh Grant funny, and so many other kinds of funny as well. Be the funny you can be.

All of us have our own ways of being funny, be it like a clown or like a satirist.

6. Be kind and empathetic

Girls like nice guys. Yes, the saying “nice guys finish last” is a popular one. But that doesn’t mean it’s the truth! Being kind and showing empathy to everyone is always important, especially when you are trying to impress a girl and make her laugh.

Being a funny guy and making a girl laugh is simple, once you understand how to use the situations around you.

Initially, it may seem rather complicated. But with time, you’d become really smooth and you’d be able to sweet-talk any girl you like in a sentence or two! [Read: How to win a girl’s heart and impress her effortlessly]

Be patient, don’t lose heart, and most importantly, don’t lose your composure in front of the girl.

[Read: Fractionation seduction and how men seduce women using their emotions]

Why humor is important in relationships

No one wants to go through life feeling like Debbie Downer. Life is hard enough – we don’t need to add to the negatives when we are with the people we like and love.

So, it’s important to create and maintain humor in relationships for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of them.

1. It brings you closer

Maybe you are both experiencing something together that isn’t so fun to go through. When you joke about it and/or find humor in other areas of life, you can bond a little deeper.

You can defect from the stress of life and come together and laugh instead of cry. [Read: How to make a girl smile – 50 things you can do to make her happy]

2. It relieves stress

Let’s face it – life is stressful! It doesn’t matter how good your life is overall, you will always encounter stress.

Laughing is a great stress-reliever. When you laugh, it actually releases chemicals from your brain that make your body healthier. And since they say the leading cause of disease is stress, getting a girl to laugh with you will relieve the tension of life, even if it’s just for a moment. And she’ll definitely appreciate you more for that! [Read: How to keep a girl interested in you – 22 ways you can make her want to be around you]

3. It keeps the relationship light and happy

Regardless of the type of relationship you have with a girl, humor and laughing together will keep it light and happy. You could be friends or in a romantic relationship with her, and if you can find silly things in life to laugh about, you will always keep it happy and light between the two of you.

Follow these steps, and over time, you’d definitely be a funny guy who’d know how to make a girl laugh and smile within seconds. And to better yourself a bit more, read this guide on how to be really funny and make people love you all the time and you’ll master it all in no time.

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...