Good Humor Writing is Good Writing: Evocative/funny descriptions. Realistic/funny dialogue. Finding the funniest word.
Creating Real/Funny Characters: Over-the top but still realistic characters. Finding the seed of truth. Humanity at the heart.
Good Joke = Good Structure: Set up, story, punch line. Using joke structure to understand a character’s journey. Breaking the rules.
Illuminating the Writer’s Voice: Tone. Attitude. Point of View.
Maintaining Tension: (a.k.a. Don’t give away the punch line) Creating and maintaining the tension in a story. Edge-of-your-seat scenes. Humor and tension do mix.
When and Why: When and why to put in a joke. When and why not to.
Stop Trying to be Funny: Discover humor in your own thoughts. Eavesdropping on yourself. Sometimes the funniest story is the real one.
Rewriting and Revisions: Funny, funnier, funniest.
Callbacks and Running Bits: Finding them, using them and making them work. Timing is everything.
Note: Content may vary among individual classes.