I am amazed at how comics use timing to get a laugh. It is truly an art form and a skill. Some have it naturally, I believe they call it “funny bones,” which I think is one component of having talent. Others have to cultivate and practice for years in order to learn how to use it. Actors use timing when saying lines during a scene. An example is pausing after a saying a line to build tension is one such use – “You talkin to me?” But timing does not just have to do with the world of comedy and acting.

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