humor engineer

Tap into your natural humor persona and become (more) memorable, improve productivity, relieve stress and simply have more fun, here’s how…

engineer, your humor is a superpower

Your Mantra - "Solve human problems with humane solutions."

As a Humor Engineer, you know that a well-timed joke can be the wrench that loosens a stuck bolt. You strategically use humor to solve problems around you, from getting past a creative block to preventing actual fires . 

As a result of your strategic use of humor, others turn to you when there’s a complex problem to solve and they want to work with someone who can make the process more, well… “human” 

Like me, Andrew Tarvin, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and Former US President Barack Obama, you’re not just making your own work more fun – you’re also using humor to optimize your productivity and creativity.

(this is you)

Yours truly, Andrew Tarvin

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern

Former President of the USA, Barack Obama

Your coworkers and peers appreciate that you’re not just focused on the task at hand, but also on making the journey there as enjoyable as possible. So the next time you hear a chuckle coming from the engineering department, you can bet that a humor engineer is at the heart of it.


but it’s not all rosy in the land of the Engineer

Do you ever find yourself focused on finding the best use of humor only to realize people are more focused on what might be seen as frivolous fun?

Do you sometimes hear people tell you “I don’t have time for this,” or “Is that supposed to be funny?” because you sometimes come across a little tone def  with your use of humor?

I bet your humor has gotten you into trouble once or twice before, hasn’t it?

Here you are, just wanting to add humor to your work, because, you know, work still has to get done… but the people around you somehow see it as goofing off?

here’s the good news! 

Now that you know your humor persona, I, An(Drew) can help you master it in a way that will allow you to fully embrace your sense of humor without having to censor yourself or hinder your relationships with friends, family and coworkers.

what makes me so confident I can teach you?

I’ve been teaching people how to be funny’er for over a decade.

My TEDx talk has been viewed more than 14 million times. And I’ve had the privilege of working with such clients as Microsoft, the FBI, the U.S. Navy, ESPN, PepsiCo, GE, and the International Association of Canine Professionals (yes there were dogs in the audience ).

Don’t worry, I got you.

humor is a language we all speak… 

Whether it’s “hahaha” in English, “jajaja” in Spanish, “55555” in Thai or “wwww” in Japanese, humor is a language we all speak.

I know this because I’ve spoken to hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. And even though the language changes, the message always resonates

Humor connects. It builds trust, defuses tension and creates a positive shared experience that brings people closer together. Humor forces you to put your guard down, to stop being defensive and become more receptive. It’s like a little reminder in your brain that says “let’s have an open mind here.”

And humor is just so… much… fun… What is laughter if not the physical expression of joy?

so how do we unlock this incredible skill?

I went ahead and distilled down all of the actionable information in all of my books, keynote presentations and workshops. And condensed it down into a short, insightful and actionable course.

It is exactly what I would teach you if you were sitting here, next to me.


humor engineer
essentials course

Innovate, Resolve, Transform

Do you see the potential for laughter even in the face of obstacles?

What if you could turn challenges into opportunities with just a dash of humor?

As a Humor Engineer, you’re not just solving problems; you’re transforming them into experiences of joy and innovation.

In this course you'll learn to:

Identify and leverage your inner engineer for targeted and effective humor applications.

Engage in memorable communication in professional settings.

Master strategic humor techniques to solve workplace challenges and enhance team dynamics.

Use humor to boost brainpower, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

Explore ways to make routine tasks enjoyable, increasing productivity and reducing stress.

begin your path
as a humor engineer

Imagine being the catalyst that transforms workplace culture, where challenges become opportunities for innovation and growth.

Join the Humor Engineer Essentials Course and master the art of using humor strategically to solve problems, enhance productivity, and improve team dynamics. Begin a journey that will redefine how you approach challenges in both your professional and personal life.

self-directed learning

This is a text based, self-directed online course, that you can finish in under an hour, fitting easily into your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace, on your schedule.

Pause, revisit, and review sections as you need – your course, your rules.

connect with other humor engineer

What better way to learn, if not from each other?

Connect, practice, and learn with other humor engineers in our member’s area.

You never know where your next friendship / business partnership / running buddy may come from.

With the Humor Engineer Essentials Course, you will be able to incorporate humor at work and at home to improve your connection with co-workers and fellow humans, become (more) memorable, improve productivity, relieve stress and simply want to have more fun to… you know, enjoy life (if you’re into that sort of thing )

You will know exactly what to do, even if you don’t have a lot of free time, or if you don’t have a funny bone in your body (Well technically everyone has a “funny bone,” which funnily enough isn’t a bone but the ulnar nerve bumping against your humerus.)




to sweeten the pot even more, I'm also giving you access to...


humor engineer booklet

To ensure Humor Engineer, like yourself, have every chance of success in incorporating humor at work and at home immediately, I’ve put together a very simple booklet.

It’s only 20 pages long, and I designed it specifically to give you just enough to get you some quick wins immediately but not so much that you’re left feeling overwhelmed.

It is immensely valuable when used by itself, but substantially amplified when paired with the Humor Engineer Essentials Course.
(not unlike the perfect cheese and wine pairing.)


remotely funny

A virtual comedy special my team and I filmed during the lockdown.
It’s full of stories, anecdotes, and one of my favorite jokes I’ve ever written (it’s about my wife and I getting married on Zoom and it is truly groan-worthy).

why others like you have joined our courses

“I want to be able to captivate people when I talk. Too often I start to tell a story and get interrupted.

Deep down everyone wants to be listened to as well. Perhaps humor will add that edge that keeps them hanging.”


“I’m tired of thinking, “What I should have said was….” I believe laughter is the shortest distance between two hearts.

This is a soft skill I wish I had been born with – but since I wasn’t – I’m all about learning it.


“There appears to be a disconnect between my brain (which thinks it’s funny) and my mouth (which convolute the message into something lame) or my fingers (who freeze, stumble or mumble.)”


“I find it frustrating that I’m not able to connect with people at the level I’d like.

Language is a structure of thoughts and humor is the penthouse."


“I want to learn more on how to change language for real change, to be funnier or more relatable, to make a case for those who are not being heard.”


“I am afraid to trust myself and speak up freely. But perhaps there is a tool to change it – the humor. This is what I’ve realized now. In humor I trust.“


“We take everything too seriously, especially at work.

Then I realized that the Megan in front of the PowerPoint was not at all like Megan chatting at the coffee machine and that both myself and my colleagues liked coffee Megan better.”


I work in dementia care. I see fear, pain, exhaustion, and depression every day.

I took it upon myself to greet everyone with a smile and a joke to help relieve that situation as best as I could. Over time I found it began to have an impact and people began to look forward to a daily joke.”


“I would like to transform the meetings in the company’s medical team area into a light, humorous, and yet full of content dialogues.

I believe that with humor and comedy, it is possible to take care of people… especially people who take care of other people.”


“I work in a serious business, but I want to incorporate humor in useful ways and to show my personality more without losing credibility.“


“I need more laughter and light in my life. Everything about the world is so serious. I need a break.”


“I want to be a more interesting person. Funny people are always fun to be around, and I want to be someone who others want to be around more.“


"Thank you, Drew, for all you offer us in this community, for your questions, your Zoom’s, your responses to our queries and comments!

I am grateful for you and your passion for giving back, and how you teach us how to use humor in our communication.

Also, how you teach us how to communicate responsibly depending on the situation so we can find more joy in our work and lives."


and many many many many many many many… many more.

(an)drew tarvin

Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 200+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft.

Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as an international comedian, Andrew’s programs are engaging, entertaining, and most important, effective.

He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 18 countries, and 3 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.

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