How to Add Humor (for Writers, Teachers, Speakers) – Part Two

Part One was a smidge scholarly. Now we get down to the real How To!

Mitch Teemley


After How to Add Humor, Part One you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, yeah, humor helps us cope, humor is rooted in truth…very nice, Professor T, but show me the funny!”  Last time we focused on the what.  Now we’ll talk about the how!

Start with conflict, or at least the potential for conflict. It can be an awkward situation (blind date, first ballet class, first football practice); a difficult one (going on a diet, having to use your opposite hand due to an injury); a tense one (job review, therapy session), or even a dangerous one. For example:  

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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