Your Very Own Comedy Workshop
Are you not naturally funny but wish that you could be? Do you get jokes sometime days later? Are you not a quick wit? Would you like to write a comedy blog? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions then this blog post could be for you. On the other hand, if you could not relate to all four of the questions, please stop reading now. You are not comedically challenged and therefore none of this will be helpful to you.
A Secret to Being Humorous
What is Funny to You?
Write something down that is funny to you. For example I am one half of the comedy team called the Stamas Bros. Our brand of humor is definitely not for everyone. It is absurdist comedy that comes about through a slow process because I do not necessarily consider myself as someone who possesses a funny bone. So instead of having to instantaneously come up with quick comedy add-ons in group conversations, I first start with something that’s funny to me and then build on it at my own pace.
For example, the Stamas Bros’ latest escapade is facing the discovery that the world is ending on Tuesday. One of the bros is a guitarist and has a music gig on that same night. What is he to do? Now again, many of you will not find that premise just shared as deserving even a sneer let alone an all out hoot. Why? Because the idea is absurd and ridiculous. The globe isn’t going to have a meltdown on the day after Monday. It’s actually going to come about a year later as explored in the Stamas Bros’ latest installment.
An Unfunny Person
If I can be funny then so can you. I am the ultimate unfunny person in groups who says dumb things when trying to crack a spontaneous joke. But I am much better when taking the time to write my chortles down. I am more likely to get a guffaw by realizing that comedy can come from absurd situations.
It’s All About the Premise
Can you think of something absurd? Maybe weird is a better word or even zany. Just write about two things that would normally not be thought of as going together. Just like our example where a guy has a gig on the same day that life as we know it is being terminated. Music performance versus Armageddon. An unlikely pair. And a Stamas Bros episode is born.
Comedy is Hard
This is just one of so many ways of being amusing. Start watching comedies more closely, maybe even read comedy books. Be analytical and figure out why something in particular tickles your funny bones. There are many reasons something can cause a giggle.
Find the Key
Figure out what you find that brings a ha-ha-ha out of you. Then take your time as you utilize your observations of stuff that makes you cackle. If you find something chuckle-worthy chances are that others will as well. So take your time being funny as you write blog posts. You might even make your readers go tee-hee.