Ed, a buddy of mine from work, thinks I should open a "humor training" school. I've already thought about my first lesson: trust.
The class would start and I'd get everyone in a circle. I'd step into the middle and ask for a volunteer to join me. Then I'd ask that person to fold their arms in front of their chest, close their eyes and begin to breathe deeply and slowly.
After getting my volunteer into a relaxed state, I'd start talking about the concept of trust to the group in a slow even voice. I'd then gently touch the shoulder of the person in the middle with me, asking them to fall backwards and let me catch them. Trust me. They'd pause a moment, sway a little and then give themselves to gravity, falling backwards...
Only to slam into the floor because I'd stepped aside. Then I would look up and tell the group what they've just learned:
"Lesson one: Trust physical comedy. It's always funny."
Then we'd all point and laugh at downed person. Ha ha. Loser.