Okay, I just talked about proving a premise, but another technique for fast humor is DISPROVING a premise. The easiest way to do that is to find a principal that we all typically agree on. This can be a phrase or a statement or whatever, and make it counter-intuitive. Counterintuitive means pretty much going against the grain and against what we normally stay is good advice. So for example you can decide to disprove that germs cause colds or for one of my jokes I basically said Diet Coke makes you fat.
I proved this by saying look, “I stopped drinking it because I realized that a lot of the people drinking it need to lose weight.” Ergo Diet Coke makes you fat. Of course a lot of people are drinking it to LOSE weight. . .but if you look at it from another point of view, I might be right???
It’s sort of the glass is ½ empty thing. So take a look at stuff that we just take for granted is true. We take so many things at face value, but if you want to find the funny, you need to start questioning these assumptions. I’m traveling and I see things that we just blindly assume all around me. . .squirrels eat nuts, not smoking on an airplane is healthy, McDonald’s food is bad for you, blah, blah, blah. . .are we SURE these premises are correct?