More than funny | Michael Jr. | TEDxUniversityofNevada

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With comedy, you not only laugh but you also gain understanding in a unique way. Comedy has a setup and then a punch line. The setup moves the audience in one direction-toward what is expected. The punch line occurs when you change direction and take the audience to the unexpected. This same process can be applied to life. Comedian Michael Jr. shows how to take your life's setups and then change direction in a way that brings fulfillment, revelation, and joy not only to you but also to those around you.
Once in a generation, a comedian comes along who speaks to everyone. Today, that comedian is known simply as Michael Jr.

Watch him onstage and you’ll see a man at ease…with himself, his audience, and his message. Listen to his voice and you’ll detect a comfortable, conversational style that hides a sly sense of mischief. Hear his words and you’ll laugh at the universal themes that connect us all.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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  3. Christian Ehrnsperger
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    Quick Reminder: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come* from the presence of the Lord;" Acts 3:19 KJV . "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9 KJV

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  5. Steve Buffinton
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    Very good speech!

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    that slingshot analogy hit me. new words to live by

  9. steve p
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    This guy is fantastic. And, he can do it without 3 swear words per sentence.

  10. Daniel Njovu
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    This was so much fun and inspiring, I enjoyed every single bit of it.

  11. nickacelvn
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    What a fantastic TED talk.

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  18. Sanjeev Sinha
    Sanjeev Sinha
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    Have seen this ten times since I first heard it yesterday.Woke up much earlier than usual to hear it again.Its 20 minutes so well spent,and found what was missing.Look to the punchline and not the setup.

  19. Eagle775
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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV, Jesus Christ is the only way..............

  20. Álvaro MD
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    Can’t express how much I loved this talk

  21. Simon Elenor
    Simon Elenor
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    My Wife sent me this. Talk about confirmation! I am a mechanic and fabricator that's has just found my punchline. For many years I was in the setup and trying to make my life better and safer. Now I finally listened to God, I am starting a charity to help military and servicemembers, active or veterans and with a emphasis on the homeless veterans. Give them something creative to do and give them more skills to cope with life while being surrounded by fellow vets that are there to help and be family. God bless you Michael Jr. Keep up the great work!!!

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    All 1.5k people who disliked were mad that he didn’t finish the ceo joke

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    Great Content Thank You Tedx Gv them an opport to laugh as primary reason, not getting laugh

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  26. Genuine Seeker
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    smart, funny and boy I learnt something else too. How to view what we do daily. Punch line :)

  27. Richard Turner
    Richard Turner
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    I have a new (to me) favorite comedian.

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    A great talk - thank you from down under

  32. Barbie
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    I'm seeing this 4 yrs later. You are so good! Thank you for using God's gift.

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  34. Stephanie Knows
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    Hey,, what's the punchline to the CEO story! :D

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    Great revelation in the end. Wow keep letting God use you brother.

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  40. Howard Maher
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    This is just plain wrong. He's funnier than me!

  41. Kalahari M
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    Amadou some jokes😄

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  47. Kami Barriger
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    This was truly inspiring & definitely what I needed to hear right now❤️

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    Masks PROTECT YOU and people around you!

  49. Roger Sledz
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    Thank you so much for uploading this video. It is helping me get through the pandemic!

  50. Uncle P87
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    Hold up is this a comedy show or what, this dude took me to church man, brother it's 4th March 2021 all the way from South Africa Angolan born, bless you this video I am saving for a life lesson.

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    unique and wayyyyyyy funny

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    Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the Lord, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth. He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

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    There's only one way to know your punch line, seek THE truth. It's out there.

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  65. Rachel Mukashema
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    watching from Rwanda......this was so insightful from the pitch to the end. Use your setbacks and embrace them, setbacks are apart of your setups!!! very enlightening. Aside from that, I would really want to know how the story of you and the CEO on stage ends.

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    I love this guy, he has delivered something really abstract by a fascinating punchline.

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  69. Milo Dodds
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    That wasn't comedy, that was love. Thank you Michael Jr., you hit me with the best punchline ever.

  70. Thomas Nelson
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    Amazing! How in the world have I not seen you before now? This is beautiful. The most insightful approach to comedy I've ever heard.

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  72. Hilda Martin
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    God dont like ulgy I wonder what he is doing now got me in trouble for nothing

  73. Hilda Martin
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    I got fired for nothing and this young man got me in trouble he got another job now the man who ran the security company he died I love my job that hurt me when I lost my job for nothing

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    Absolutely, brilliant!

  77. Gibson guy
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    I LOVE stand up comics. This guy is REALLY GOOD! He is REALLY DEEP. conveyed some great principles for life.

  78. PIO
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    Thanks for sharing this brilliant video podcast !! and my mine " Keys Bartende‪r " on apple podcast!

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  81. Tore Vandvik Moe
    Tore Vandvik Moe
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    I hadn't seen this TED talk before, but boy was this a great delivery. Thanks, Michael Jr, your wisdom and your examples have been passed forward.

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    Just found this a couple of nights ago. Thanks for the laughs and the great message.

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    Funny story. Thank you, bless you. All your dreams come true .

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  86. Mark Price
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    Also demonstrates the excellence in serving and giving to the "down and out" folks in society.

  87. Mark Price
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    Brilliant humor - love it.

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    If this is micheal jr then what would have been micheal senior

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  90. Ruby Wilcox
    Ruby Wilcox
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    Thanks Michael! I needed that. Bless you for your work and your words. I love you too!

  91. Anthony Gibson
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    "I have five kids. I travel a lot so I can see them all. Just kidding, I don't see them"................Just Great

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    I love this guy!

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    "Much like a slingshot, the furthur you've been setback, the furthur you're going to reach. But what are you aiming for? "

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  95. Flowers Pitit Lakay
    Flowers Pitit Lakay
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    I always listen to this TED Talk... Michael Jr. came to change lives. Thanks

  96. Michael Harris
    Michael Harris
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    You are loved more than you could ever imagine by God. He sent His only son, Jesus to die for you. Jesus died for you and rose again so that you could have a chance to be saved through Him. He paid the price we never could. Jesus is the only way to Heaven. He is The Savior. He is The Redeemer. Do you know Jesus as your Lord and savior?

  97. tek
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    i definitely needed this and now more than ever i feel like i should really follow my passion for stand up too, seeing that comedy can also bring influence towards self-development. awesome set michael, never thought i'd get to see stand-up in a TED talk but its what i've actually been looking for and felt like the world is missing

  98. James Gerard
    James Gerard
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    Ok, he reminded us that he had never delivered the punch line about being on stage with his boss and no mike. Yep, while I hadn't been thinking about it, I sure did when he reminded us. So WTF? He left the stage without giving us the punch line? I'm still feeling unsettled. What is the point? He forgot? It's supposed to make us want to go to his next show? Sheesh, man, you pulled the rug right out. But thanks, the rest was good. Your intro and the whole show followed the pattern. Clever and funny. Maybe the rest of the show WAS the punchline? Made us think in a new way.

    1. Maira Jamil
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      I think the point of that story was to make you ponder "what is my punch line?"

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  100. prem kumar
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    This is one best punch’s we got