HOW TO WRITE FUNNY
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Almost every type of writing can benefit from a quip or two, or a gently turned phrase in the direction of humor. Even the deepest recesses of serious fiction use humor to break the tension from time to time.
But how do you write something that is funny? How do you know that your words will make the reader or listener crack a smile and not just be corny? When if you’re in a foul mood and are still required to crank out a funny moment or two? How do you do that?
How can humor improve the salability of your fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or corporate copy? Humor is still a hot ticket, especially if it is organic, non-derivative, and engaging.
This seminar will guide you into the World of the Funny. We will work with class exercises and you will definitely come down with a case of the giggles. And along with that, you’ll add to your box of writing tools.
Our Seminar Instructors:
DAVID SAMSON is the author of 21 books. He’s a nationally known speaker, media personality and president of Adville.com, an advertising agency.
Samson’s work has been seen on David Letterman, The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, ABC Prime Time, Fox News, Comedy Central, Entertainment Tonight, and Larry King Live; also People, Penthouse, Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Magazine, USA Today, Whole Life Times, and The New York Times.
Samson is a frequent guest on major radio shows including Top Ten affiliate markets of ABC, CBS, Fox, Clear Channel, Westwood One, Radio America and Pacifica Broadcasting.
He recently had liposuction on his ego! See FunnyGuy.com.
JUDY CARTER is the author of the best-selling “The Comedy Bible” (Simon & Schuster) and “Standup Comedy: The Book”(Dell Books, 22 printings). She has appeared on many TV shows and numerous clubs across the country, has coached over 5,000 comics in her comedy workshops, and has brought her message of “turning problems into punchlines” to Fortune 500 companies.
Carter has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN and on Oprah. A native Californian, she is also talented at snowboarding and making stuffed matzo balls. She lives in Venice Beach with her six animals.