I know you have already pointed out that some words are funnier-- I am simply backing up your point and giving my two cents. Just at the point where we almost understand it, another confusing element is added, keeping the hearer slightly off balance . One of the best ways to infuse your story with humor is to create a funny narrator; readers like them. Met a fellow in a dialysis clinic one time in Trenton, New Jersey. Avoid making long, winding, and “clever” jokes that are complex. If I *hadn't* been at death's door, I would've tweaked it for days, then *maybe* published it, maybe not. What are good comedy writing techniques? Donât spend much time “setting up” a joke. Writing humor is tough, and it seems brevity is what people find funny today. Children laugh more than adults, partly because they have not learned to hide their emotions, partly because they are innocent, and often because they see nothing wrong with telling the truth. I think the purseless story is one of my funnier ones, because it's all true. Julie Griffin. I'm often the first one to start cracking up. Most of us would have no idea what that means. A friend once told me, when I shared with him that I might like to try stand-up comedy, "Don't quit your day job.". Author Scott Dikkers will show you how to write jokes. This is often when we use the laugh track to signal to the audience where the punch line is. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on October 17, 2009: And, yes, The seriousness of life does eventually become absurd with enough time. said that you should always try to leave the world a little sillier than you find it. Eventually, I was. The story of the Emperor's New Clothes has always been a favorite of mine, because everyone is suddenly exposed to the to the truth about the emperor (and about their own self doubts and fears) by a child who sees nothing wrong about telling it like it is. There are even moments when you can say I'm 'witty'. A good comedic comparison should describe how two things are related, but it might do so in a funny or unexpected way. Then he told me that he fell in love with a gal and they married. When you do this repeatedly, your readers will become “addicted” to your articles. Normally I laugh at all your jokes, but definitely cringed when I read that, as it sounds very old fashioned in a bad way. How to Write Funny (Even in the Middle of an Apocalypse) It’s not enough to write funny just for the sake of writing funny. She got upset and told me not to ever call her "Maw." You’d be reading a damn email for a full minute and not know WHAT WAS BEING SOLD. A great example of the psychic tickle. It is freeing and permissive. bobsimpson from Largo Florida on March 05, 2011: Humor can sometimes be such a serious deadly enterprise. But I noticed you wrote “he throws like a girl” in your latest email and used it as an insult. I read that bit out to him after he asked me what I was laughing at. Humor is what I like best. CHeers!! Learn comedy writing and how to write a joke with a simple comedy-writing and joke-writing formula you can use right now to write your own jokes.. See why Amazon reviewers call How to Write Funny "one of the best books on comedy writing" and "one of the best books on humor writing.". Let me start over.... Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on January 10, 2010: Thank you, htjh, I would be interested in seeing the results of your research. If you try too hard to be funny, it often ends up NOT FUNNY. . Thanks for the share. Thanks Reese, looking forward to putting out more post for ya that are hella rykande het!! Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on June 09, 2008: That's a matter of opinion, i suppose. I came across this hub from a Google search on how to write humor. It’ll raise your blog out of the gray, featureless crowds of joyless information peddlers. Mark Twain's books and stories are famous for their good-natured humor. I believe that "timing" is a very important element in humor (or in what constitutes funny). Teacher Michelle, aka Ripplemaker, and I laugh about things like that at the office. Also the drawings are done that way simply because I just suck at drawings….but since they are simple, they can convey a message very quickly, often better than text! Writing humor is tough, and it seems brevity is what people find funny today. Once again, the point of writing copy is to sell something or get a point across, not … I think it's interesting that you can be a humorist and also explain what that means. Again...great piece of writing..was a pleasure to read! Hey Nev, And while you don’t want to be seen as a clown (unless you’re a professional clown of course – you guys keep doing what you’re doing), infusing your content with a little humor could be just the boost your writing needs. I guess it would be a little different if you are writing something funny or physically saying (or performing something funny). Well, modest as I am, I don't know that I would say "very", but thanks. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on March 06, 2011: Than you, bobsimpson. It’s a narrative, and it should follow a … If it did work to stop aging, users would never get another birthday present. I don't. By the way, it is great to see a humorous blog getting so much attention. I have been told I'm 'so funny', and I like to think I do have a great sense of humor. Bahahaha, glad I (and Sid) could provide one for ya Greg :-). Hundreds of entertainers over the years have created funny situations and dialogues that have us rolling in the aisles in doubled-over mirth. As for the rest, naturally humor does not come at all! (Scientific studies DO say that laughter reduces stress hormones and strengthens the immune system, so it's all good.). Adolescent boys who can't get attention from girls by excelling at sports, their looks or intelligence resort to goofball antics either physical or … I promise to keep eating jelly & peanut butter sandwiches. When I call garden gnomes odd, that's the truth. As you said humor is often just truth, granted pointed out with style and tact and delivery etc... the fool was someone who had the respect of Kings and was allowed to point out things that no one else would dare. Avoid making elaborate analogies. Humor is all around, if you look at life through a comedic lens. I'll bet he is none of the above, and that is part of what makes him funny. Senses of humor are like living room couches: everyone has a different opinion on what should be sitting in the middle of the room. To write good humor and satire, feed your eyeballs a diet of good humor and satire. For example, on this copywriter salaries postÂ we could’ve put a standard stock image kind of like this to start the post: Instead we decided to make it a little more outlandish so it stands out amongst the sea of other posts: Like this dude above, yourÂ brain feels playful after having lots of caffeine…..and when your brain is feeling funny and playful, it will output funny and playful writing! One of the other types of humor I like is “dry humor” or “absurd humor.”, One of my favorite writers ( not a copywriter ), David Foster Wallace does it. Thanks for your comments. to things like baldness can be turned into multiple funny lines. A non-funny author can't make a person funny if they themselves don't have the humor. Or write a single joke. No really, I have to work it, right? I have made some observations though: I find humor liberating. im finding that when i want to be funny oim not.. it just happens.. i also find i dont get some jokes.. usualy the inside jokes that people forget i wasn't arround for.. or i think something is much funnier than the others arround me especialy sarcasm. When I forwarded a piece I had written to a friend, he emailed me back saying, "I see you are still trying to be funny." Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on February 17, 2010: Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on January 14, 2010: It is AA, A, B, C, D, DD, DDD... No, wait a minute that's wrong too. Absolute delight to read this. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more than twenty writers with a gift for making readers laugh.. "I don't know how to put these up," she said "I have dioramas." The secretary advised her to take Pepto-bismol. I love it when people share. Cleverness, wit, and creative associations may be slightly more sophisticated than the ticklish humor discussed up to this point. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on June 17, 2008: Preschool is a great place to find humor. You might read, hear, or notice something that you think is hilarious or share a ha-ha moment with a friend. You presented great information about the qualities that define humor while at the same time you can be very funny. So, I figured I was joking. It is just like Jultomten arrived! White famously said, is like dissecting a frog; few people are interested and the frog dies of it. Make your opening the window through which your readers will see the essence of your article. Humor is in there somewhere. People will read a humorous piece, laugh and say ". Now I know that there is a place in "blogs" for humor and light-hearted writing that will bring a smile to others when they read it. Humor brings people together and has the power to transform how we think about the world. The fool in many courts was an esteemed advisor who possessed a unique (and dangerous) position. Evilpants from Hell, MI on August 11, 2009: I have no idea how I missed this. But those people cannot be mad, especially because I came back and said I had nothing against odd things and defended the right of garden gnomes to make a living (incongruity). I think really funny people are just fabulous observers - they shut up now and then and see how strange and wonderful the world is and then it just comes out of them - my kids are like that! 5. Then he explained to me that, after they married, they were "good and rich." Laughter is the best medicine, so more humor please, now onto reading more of your funny stuff. Avoid taking more than 1 or 2 sentences to make something “funny.”. When using humor in writing about a difficult subject—your own illness, for example—your first responsibility is to give your readers permission to laugh. He was very funny. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on November 17, 2009: Sometimes, perhaps. You've done a fantastic job of nailing down a very subjective topic. And it does seem if you analyze it too much you might lose it. Rebecca Graf from Wisconsin on November 13, 2008: The best paper I ever wrote was in high school with a friend. Or it would be like trying to teach them to be brown-eyed when they already have brown eyes. Ughh this dude is trying way to hard to be cool and funny, and it isn’t working :-/. Referring back to the clinical procreation manual I mentioned before, these may be some of the technical elements of doing anything. I loved your book too. I've been researching the web for my research on this subject. Now don't go and overthink, you already have it... and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. This is a great example of injecting humor into an email without taking up too much space. Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on December 26, 2008: The ability to convey humor is an Either Or. Humorous dialogue, funny plot lines and silly scenarios add creativity and interest to literary works. Use this Pun Generator if you need help coming up with something punny! When people see (or hear about) others in pain, especially non-disabling pain, there are a set of reactions: One is "that was really stupid," but we know it's not nice to think that way so there is guilt (threat). And yes, I see how tickling can be mean-spirited. Either you're born with it or you're not. . it is always gratifying if someone else thinks the same thing is funny. I really appreciate the way which you look at this field of study, it offer me a new way of looking at it now. Her name was "Rich." It isn't so much that we don't feel sympathy for the banana peel victim-- it's just that we feel a bit treatened by knowing that it could easily happen to us. The more obvious the better. Such a wonderful hub. Thank you for shining a little light on an ephemeral subject. unless seated. THE GOOD NEWS: After pounding a few cans he just spent the past 12 hours going crazy on Photoshop and ended up designing a ton of new Hustle merch. It is similar to the act of trying to explain why things are funny. (It is cooler before dawn. It's then his turn to be taken by surprise :), PS: I don't have the answer to your question what makes something funny, I guess, as I find to be said rather often, 'you had to be there' :). Here’s words that aren’t correctly spelled or even real, but they successfully convey a message: You get 100 Bonus Points if you caught the 3 Seinfeld references ;-). Some people would say it is because it feels funny, or because it stimulates the nerve endings of your, well . If it had said "men's underwear" I would've been thinking 'Well, that wasn't funny.'. It is the rest of the audience who laughs because they are not threatened. You tackled defining humor, which to me, is a feat in itself. Hey Neville – great post! Also, I felt if I tried to analyze the essence of humor, and unravel the deep mystery of what it really is, the fragile elusive Humor Muse would be ticked off and forsake me for discovering her address and true identity. I think you humor is superb-- therefore, this is especially appreciated. Also, we are glad it did not happen to us—but we know it could (threat). This short fat old bald guy who looked like a (non threatening) turtle, was telling the truth about people for the most part, and they were defenseless. The more random an observation, the funnier it is. This means 99.9% of people didn’t fire off an angry email! programs like Threes Company and Gilligans Island.I admire those writers who were perfect on timing.I loved the art but never understood it.You explained so much.I read your hub but was pressed for time.I didn't want to leave but it was running late.So I decided I would stop and come back later.Right then and there I decided to stop and no matter how much I still wanted to read more I couldn't.I finally stopped and had to check how long the comments were from where I was.There were three comments left.I found your hub even funnier.Great job I will read it again and again. . Glad to be a follower your blog, Thanks Ky, I try to mix advice with humor best I can :). When I think of keeping a blog, I always think that it has to be about something "meaningful" and "life changing" for others to get something out of it. The thesaurus also gives synonyms with a slightly skewed connotation (incongruity) ... or words that sound pompous, antiquated, or too "important" (incongruity)... or words that make it possible to turn a phrase into an alliterative string or a rhyme. "Non funny" people might have more trouble creating a funny character, but everyone laughs, at least once in awhile. Manties. I agree about your views on feeling threatened, only to the extent of when being at a stand up comedy gig near the front row and worrying if the comedian is going to pick on you. Gus. I'd say something that I was completely serious about and people started laughing. Puns and double entendre are ambiguous, confusing, and surprising but they are harmless and we can't defend ourselves against them. It is also often from someone we know and trust. BHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA “Cul-de-sac on my head!”. I honed my chops in class in Jr. High. This is very enlightening, and I am so glad I came across this hub really. Daddy spoke up and said, "call her Mammy." Lucille Apcar from Mariposa, California, U.S.A. on June 13, 2012: Just as I love good music of all genres,I lso enjoy poking a little fun at people especially those inclined to be a little pompous. wherever part is being tickled. Oooh, Ooooh! Especially slightly offbeat, looking at the world sideways, type of humor, that makes you laugh but offers a little insight as well, " Besides eating, humor is the best survival mechanism i know ". At that time, everyone (almost) was very poor, but as I recall, people smiled a whole lot more then compared to today. When trying to hire writers for AppSumo, we encountered tons of people who spent 3 to 5 paragraphs setting up jokes. As for the disturbed "funny people"-- troubled people can be found in any category or group. That’s not what this article is about. But you can sit down and write comedy, too. Anyway, nice article. Anti-aging cream goes against the laws of physics. This broke everyone up (including Mom), because what he was saying was, "It's not as bad as you think... what if it were this way." The Definitive Joke Writing Handbook. This is an absolutely insightful post. Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on June 17, 2008: Hi Rochelle, I enjoyed your thought provoking hub and all the ways we can actually be humorous. You cannot justify giving your parent, or child, or friend or lover a black eye to retaliate for a tickle attack. So you want to know how to write funny? Very useful article.Humor is my passion too. As you said, it loses it's surprise and you start second-guessing yourself. Humor is a practically painless way to gain insight. I enjoyed it! funnebone from Philadelphia Pa on June 09, 2008: I am going to take this time for introspect and self discovery. Humor can be, too. Deal with it. Avoid taking more than 1 or 2 sentences to make something “funny.” I promise to keep putting teeth under my pillow for the tooth fairy - but if they don't get exchanged for money overnight, the dentures will have to go back in my mouth in the morning. Humor essays don’t necessarily have to be short, but the jokes in them should be. Of course he has an advantage over me by having two live-in teenagers to provide inspiration. long silences and then spectacularly funny things - You are one of those observers, I can tell. Times were changing and it was no longer cool to use something like that as an insult. But truth is threatening to most people as you say. I became funny because OTHER people were laughing. I think honest stories about things that happen in one’s life (like the kind of comedy Jerry Seinfeld does), can be very funny because life tends to be full of many unintended punchlines. You’re in the right place if you want to write comedy. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on July 03, 2017: As some of you have noted, sometimes life events barge in and noting seems particularly funny. Start from the truth. However, "The Editor's" question challenged me as a teacher, and I began giving it some thought. I don’t particularly care if a joke is a little offensive, but I DO care if the joke isn’t funny at all! I am happy to be spending some time over in my twitter world, funny that is how I found ya. (Redneck Recipe # ...) Good food, so why not some good fun, too. Did you know we can take a look at the copy on your website and suggest changes for you that can increase conversions? Some things are just funny in themselves. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on April 05, 2012: Andyes, thank you for your comment. Wow, a great hub from a very intelligent woman! Etc etc – It’s so absurd, but he never acknowledges that it *should* be funny, which makes it funnier. You are right about the randomness, as well. My mop directions were confusing (to me) when I first read them, but in order to make the point, I'll admit that I exaggerated the confusion, for the benefit of those who generally understand things better than I do, so they could get the same feeling. My mother told me years ago, that an author could bestow on his Character any attribute that he/she did not have .. .except for that of being funny. but it still has some of the same elements, including surprise and the annoying realization that someone else thought of it before you did. Personally, I don't find either sarcasm or hurtful 'humor' to be appealing. [View Article], Why it’s good: This is a satirical piece that’s written in an “Evil Neville” tone where obviously terrible advice is given. Some words just sound funnier than others. It may contain all of the correct information, but it is not sexy. Example: “This deal is muy caliente! I've been trying off and on to analyze humor for a while without much success. Thanks for this hub, Rochelle. I also agree that communicating humor, is the same as every kind of communication. They often make us laugh as well, because of these (threatening) qualities. Thanks for an enormously insightful read. She's stacked and snuck into the football team's locker room when they were all at the coaches office for a talk. Something seems logical about it, but it's not). I use my thesaurus a lot. . Speaking of truth,—which I was, somewhere along the way—let me give another example: Some time back someone sent me an internet item that said something like "You are almost as good as your dog if you can..." then it had a list of things like: I knew my friend who volunteers at the animal shelter, would appreciate this, so I sent it to her. It is similar to a story teller who can engage their audience, while teaching at the same time. Julie is the content marketing associate at SendGrid, helping to write and edit the blog, as well as enhance SendGrid’s SEO efforts. Maree Michael Martin from Northwest Washington on an Island on July 15, 2012: Oh this was a fun one to read and learn from. From my experience, it’s the best way to Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on December 26, 2008: I agree, Saa-- But if I am the only one who thinks something is funny, is it really humor? Glad you enjoyed it Dave! He does need to focus on his legs, he’s been skipping out ð: I have laughed myself sick with their magazine and their books! You need no advice on this subject, you are a natural. Stan Fletcher from Nashville, TN on June 08, 2010: I know what you mean. Please add your expeience when you have a moment. He did this so well that if anyone were to really get mad, they would look absolutely stupid. You can use humor to reveal the personalities of your main characters. Disclaimer: I am not a humor expert. The audience does not feel threatened by the comedian who gets his message across in a funny way. I do not believe comedy is threatening in any way, apart from when a person is the victim of ridicule. Thanks for writing this Rochelle. Using humor effectively often means using yourself as the subject, if it's relevant to your topic, and kindly. It lacks the friendly, or non-hostile, element. Alternatively, humor can help you change your perspective. The fool was often the only hope a nation had for steering its leaders away from stupidity, or at least pointing it out in a way that they might see. Shades and I were just talking yesterday about how truth is the author of humor. (Please submit this to the department of redundancy department.). Plus it looks so absurd-- who wants to admit that we might look absurd, ourselves? presented in such a fun way When we are surprised, when our beliefs are countered, when we are told we are wrong about something, or when our ways of thinking are challenged, there is an element of threat. Laurel Rogers from Grizzly Flats, Ca on August 09, 2010: Apparently I am extremely funny in real life-my family thinks so, at least-but when writing it just seems to come over me. At the end of such a routine he always thanked people for being good sports, thus making himself non-hostile as well. If people are expecting you to say yes, you say no; if people are expecting you to say no, you say yes. I’m out of fertilizer etc. When I wrote about the time I fell down when walking my dog, that was honest-to-gosh deeply felt pain, but beyond that there was some element of slapstick. I’ve had enough of these conversations to think this is. Exaggeration is funny, especially the exaggerated truth. I find that really unbelievable, as sometimes my jokes will only have people shaking their heads in embarrassment, and at other times I have actually had a couple of people rolling around on the floor in laughter and one or two even pulling out inhalers to keep themselves breathing! Overthinking kills it. Unfortunately it can backfire though, just like those who are tone deaf and cannot share enjoyment of music, there are persons who take offense at the little jabs, however innocent they may be. It’s not just funny for funny’s sake. Actually I must credit him with my original decision to try "columning " in the same publication. Funny Version: Use funny words, even if they are made up! I've found it way too complex and subtle. I am hooked to all of your writings. I got the answer from my cousin in Kinarsie. For instance, I was reading a submission on a certain fan fiction web site and the author was, quite obviously, trying to be funny.. and failing. Surprise is important. Do that, and all you’ve got is a stand-up routine. We want to inject humor into our writing…. whichever one did the words. [View Article], Why it’s good: Instead of simply saying “We’re giving away some T-shirts” this email added in some quick-and-punchy humor with the Four Loko reference. Imagine getting ONE HUNDRED negative emails. I LOVE that you did this, and have wondered this as well. I don't know where I would be if I could not laugh at life and not take things so seriously. Sometimes it helps us break out of a set way of thinking, and sometimes it just lightens our mood-- which might be the same thing, come to think of it. Your drawings are similar to that. That is the only time I believe feeling threatened can occur. I wrote a hub about the recent heat wave which caught me by surprise-it was so hot I simply had to laugh. When Don Rickles poured his outrageous insults out on an audience (an obvious form of attack), people laughed. Whether you choose to decorate their commentary with interesting colloquialisms or biting wit, humor can add another layer of complexity to your narrator. . establish trust from the reader because it shows you’re vulnerable without This is just dumb, and is to be ignored. . Hasta! I so enjoyed this hub! A tickle, I maintain. Now I like dogs and other animals fine, (and I know you do) but I have a slight problem with those who tend to idealize them and make them more virtuous than they really are. I think Gilbert or Sullivan understood this . I personally do two kinds of writing. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on September 01, 2009: Well, thanks Gus, I'm not sure it will make you rich, but laughter does a person good-- and that is a special kind of richness, I do believe. B.T. Thanks. It would be inappropriate to haul off and slug your tickler, even though we are genetically and mentally programmed to defend ourselves from any kind of attack. However, all writers can benefit from learning more about how humor functions in writing. glassvisage from Northern California on June 09, 2008: So much information about humorous writing! Why: Obviously joking about things such as cancer brings up some pretty negative emotions for a large enough amount of people. Rochelle Frank (author) from California Gold Country on July 20, 2008: Yes, "being there "is often the key. It goes against the theory of relativity and the space/time continuum. Had I known this stuff earlier on, I would probably be quite rich by now. since my current project is merchandise with "odd ball humor" i finding that i realy am an odd ball.. that or people like my funny they just dont wana buy it.. im sure it's a mix of not funny and not impropper sales pitching.. but since this is about humor i'd like to ask how you feel about deadpan humor. It was not a kind thing. Donna Campbell Smith from Central North Carolina on June 10, 2008: I wondered how you do it! 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