Since I was little my mind would usually fly from a sincere, serious position to a less strict, bubbly nest. It happens as quick as when your pupils dilate while adjusting with the lighting. It’s also the same thing as when you’re trying to write a post and then you can’t write any more words because you need an interruption to think of a continuation. I don’t know why this occurs to me, but I’m pretty sure it has helped me with my comedic life.
A semi-absent mind is what you’ll need when you want people to laugh at and with you. An attentive mind will lead you to listening to people’s thoughts and noticing their actions. You’ll need that if you want to imitate a person or do an impression of the same. An absent mind, on the other hand, will give you an opening to another, irrelevant joke. This is the part where people will laugh at you. You give them an impression that you’re dumb and you don’t know what’s happening around you. But see, this is a play. You make them think that you’re dumb, but what you’re really doing is you’re commanding the pace of the game. You’re the one who’s calling the shots. With your “absent” mind, you’d be able to have a pattern. When a friend of you tells a joke about something, you use your attentive mind so you keep that joke alive and running in your head (and do a perfect impression of it afterwards), then you do the “absent” play. After the joke’s died down, you will use your “attentive” mind to joke the joke again, and this time, it’s even funnier than before. This is how you’ll be using your semi-absent mind.
NOTE: For best results, use this while your friends are eating and drinking. You’ll see liquids scattered all around the place when you do this the right way.