The Serious Guide to Joke Writing

How To Say Something Funny About Anything

Sally Holloway

You hold in your hands the key to unlocking your inner comedy genius. This comprehensive joke writing masterclass has been devised for beginners and experienced joke writers alike. The techniques you will learn can be used again and again to write funny and original material for stand-up comedy, speeches, political satire, monologues, TV, stage & radio, witty articles and blogs, comedy sketches, sitcom scripts, cartoons & comic-strips and business presentations. When you read this book you will discover:

  • Simple yet powerful ways to write hilarious material on any subject
  • Insider tricks professionals use to get going and keep going
  • Where jokes really come from and why this makes writing easier
  • Techniques for creating simple puns and wordplay for laughs
  • How to tap into a continuous stream of comedy consciousness
  • Creative tools such as Joke-Webbing and the Hadron Joke Collider
  • How to mine newspapers and headlines for topical comedy gold
  • Ways to take jokes in weird and wonderful directions with surrealism
  • How to hone your jokes to maximise laughs and minimise memorisation

  • ISBN: 9781907498374
  • Pages: 212
  • Published: November 2010
  • Price: £12

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