Everyone has encountered that uncomfortable moment in a social environment where someone tells a good joke, everyone laughs and then there is complete silence. It’s uncomfortable because there is an expectation by the group for someone to tell another good joke.
Be the one to keep the laughter going. It’s easy. Spend some time to find a joke that is funny and relatively safe. Try to avoid the standard ethnic joke. Just one good one is all you need. Commit it to memory. The next time people in a group looks around for someone to save them from that awkward moment, you’ll be the one they remember. Why? Because they will secretly wish they were capable of doing what you just did.
No joke, it actually works!