Dr. Van Nostrand wrote:Just don't do it. You may think you are funny, but in all likelihood you probably aren't, and it really could do a hell of a lot worse than good. Will it get you points? NO. Will it possibly piss the professor off and make them more critical of your exam, which you seem to think is a time to practice your career as a stand up comedian? YES. So why do it?
OP - I actually had a friend who tried to make a few jokes on his/her crim law midterm 1L year. The professor e-mailed him/her after the exam (never had spoken to this person before) JUST to tell him/her he didn't appreciate the jokes and an exam is not the forum to try to show off you humorous mannerisms and he demanded more professionalism in the future or it would adversely impact his/her grade. Nuff said.
I think I have a pretty good answer now overall from the responses, but just to clarify, because I think you (and everyone else) is misunderstanding what I said: I would *not* be making jokes on my own..I would just be repeating what the Professor said. Meaning, if he explained something using humor, I would use that same humor.