How To Learn To Write Jokes

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How To Learn To Write Jokes
How To Learn To Write Jokes

Video: How To Learn To Write Jokes

Video: How To Learn To Write Jokes
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The comedy genre is rightfully considered one of the most difficult. Primarily because a sense of humor is a delicate thing. For each of the people, it is peculiar, filled with various individual characteristics. A sense of humor directly depends on a person's worldview and intelligence. The task of the satirist, humorist, writer is to find his own path to each specific person whom he wants to make laugh.

How to learn to write jokes
How to learn to write jokes


Step 1

Trust in yourself. A sense of humor is inherent in almost all people. If you understand someone's humor, then you can joke yourself. You should not give up on yourself if you cannot give out a joke or some kind of witty remark right away, being in a specific situation of communication with a person. But always think out and come up with your super-funny answer. Even if the sharpness comes to your mind after a few hours, after one or two days, after six months. Train your mind and its reaction. Sooner or later, jokes and jokes will start arriving on time.

Step 2

You are lucky if you do not need to improvise a joke, but to write it. This means that you have enough time to come up with it. Most of the jokes, anecdotes, and witticisms that you hear in life are the fruit of intellectual effort. Clever thoughts and jokes do not fall from the sky. People come up with them. If others do it, so can you. What is humor made of? From your intellectual baggage, from your horizon. It is important not to forget about this and constantly improve, namely, to read a lot, watch films, talk with people, be attentive to the speech of the people around you and the events that happen to them.

Step 3

Practice constantly. Write down a few jokes a day. You can start a blog where every day (promise yourself!) You have to write at least 10 jokes. Set goals and break your own records. Track people's reactions, read the comments left. In this way, your self-confidence will constantly grow.

Step 4

Try to understand the nature of humor. On which phrases that cause laughter are usually built. A pun, contradiction, illogism, absurdity, unexpected "plot twist", paradoxes, accurate observations, originality, etc. Discover your individual laws for writing a good joke.

Step 5

Write down any puns and nonsense that come to your mind. They don't have to be advertised. Just give them a way out, if you don't brush them off, but start analyzing and refining, then over time the quality of jokes will improve.

Step 6

Carry a voice recorder or notebook with you. Nobody knows when a brilliant thought will dawn on you. As a last resort, a good joke that comes to mind can always be recorded on the phone. Use topics that are close to you. It's always easier to joke about what you know.