Martin Messier

August 9, 2023

“Does he do the whistle?”

Yesterday, I re-watched one of the funniest videos I've ever seen.

More than ten years ago, Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. sat down for 50 minutes, leaving behind some of the most hilarious comedic conversation I've ever witnessed.

It's titled "Talking Funny" and you can find it on YouTube.

Today's subject line comes from that video. It's the comedic climax of the whole conversation. Chris Rock delivers that line so perfectly that he breaks Louis C.K.'s pattern, who bursts into laughter, and Ricky Gervais laughs so hard he gets up.

If you enjoy standup comedians as much as I do, be sure to watch it. I must have seen it at least ten times. It's like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on steroids.

Speaking of comedy...

How come no NLPer has published a comedy model yet?

Have you realized yet that hypnotic patterns are just one type of communication pattern?

It blows my mind that some people choose to take that one communication type (hypnosis) and try to bridge it into all kinds of contexts, like seduction, sales, copywriting and so on.

What if they did something different?

What if they did it balls-to-the-wall NLP style?

What if, instead, they looked for exemplars who stand out in their performance in each of these contexts and modeled their communication patterns?

Seducers with seduction patterns.

Salespeople with sales patterns.

Copywriters with copywriting patterns.

Standup comedians with comedy patterns.

Don't you think they'd fare way better than by trying to use hypnotic patterns in any of these contexts?

Hypnotic patterns were just the appetizer. How about we grab the bull by the horns and model other communication patterns?

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