Three Tricks For Humor Writing
State the Obvious: Hit people with things that are so obvious, but no one seems to notice. Pretty much an episode of Seinfeld.
Be Subtle: Let the audience figure out the joke on their own. Don’t over-explain the punchline. Here’s a good example:
Man: “God, is it true that a thousand years is like a minute to you?”
God: “Yes, that’s true.”
Man: “And is it true that a million dollars is like a penny to you?”
God: “Yes, that’s also true.”
God: “Yes, son?”
Man: “Can I have a penny?”
God: “Sure. It’ll just take a minute.”
Surprise Your Audience: Tell a story and convince everyone your’e going in one direction, than go in a complete different one. Humor is supposed to sound effortless, which requires a buttload of practice.
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