We are talking Humor all month long. When you drill down on humor as a writer’s tool things tend toward serious things right away.
Tim Jackson put it in a nutshell when he wrote, “So let me, first off, provide my wholly unscientific theory of being funny: Some people are funny. Some people are not. Pretty simple, really.”
Tonight’s topic is about how to write a Humor Essay. It seems many of the How-To articles I am tracking down are written for school aged people. I’ll be adding Bonus Links after the main feature.
A good humor essay will have your reader in stitches.
When it comes to telling jokes, it’s often said that it’s all in the delivery. By writing a humor essay, you can get around that one hurdle, but there are others to avoid. A successful humor essay will entertain readers as much as a successful comedian will entertain audiences.
- Pick a topic that is easily accessible
- Keep it short and sweet
- Tell a Story
- Contrast Funny with Sad and Mundane
The Following are Bonus Links, a few are Contenders for another Topic Chat.
Memoirist Sean Wilsey says he knows he’s finished with a story when it makes him laugh.