Humor Writing


Humor Writing Essentials

This seminar will help participants find their own comic voice: to discover what is original and different about their sense of humor. We will cover basic writing techniques that may be applied to wit, sketch comedy, satire, and farce, among others.

Participants will learn the basic principles of comedy, particularly how to:

Ø    recognize the six major triggers for human laughter;

Ø    view the world with a humorist’s eye;

Ø    develop the capacity to identify incongruities and absurdities, the cornerstone of comedic writing;

Ø    create comic characters and effective comic premises;

Ø    use sources to create sketches from current events and personal history;

Ø    write jokes and comedy routines about anything;

Ø    develop a structured process to maintain a comic journal