Journal 47. BUT I AIN’T FUNNY! YES YOU ARE! Let’s do a few simple humor exercises to illustrate that humor writing is accessible to everyone. Creativity is the key to comedy’s engine, which won’t turn over without unbridled imagination.
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Let’s do a few simple humor exercises to illustrate that humor writing is accessible to everyone. Creativity is the key to comedy’s engine, which won’t turn over without unbridled imagination.
Part #1: Consider the possible uses of two round bar stool cushions. Other than stool cushions, what can they be? Use your imagination and plenty of exaggeration. Without being restrained by practicality, write down at least five possibilities:
Look at any other common object—an ashtray, a beer bottle, furniture in a room, or parts of the human body. Train your mind to constantly ask “What if?” and brainstorm all the possibilities of what else these objects could be. Come up with a list of at least 5. Don’t worry if your ideas seem absurd. The exercise is to get your imagination in gear. To write funny, you must first think funny.