Welcome to the Humor Handbook Project. This project has been a long-time in the making, and will be sharing tips, techniques, and a tad bit of history and theory in a series of handbooks on humor and comedy-writing in its various forms.
This project was launched on /2/24/23. I chose this day because it would have been the 65th birthday of my kid brother, JD, who was the funniest person know. So here’s to you, little bro, and the many times you made shake my head and laugh.
You may email suggestions or comments to us here via email@example.com. Stay tuned for the fun.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ” Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth (1909) I love writing because it is a chance to wrist-wrestle with my dreams. Often, I’ll wake up at 4 am with a bunch of crazy thoughts, […]
“Brevity is the soul of wit.” William Shakespeare, Hamlet Write tight. It’s tempting to stop here, as a hyperbolic statement of the value of brevity. The best humor sneaks up on you. Taking you on a path and then making a sudden […]
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be very careful what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night We know that fiction writers create their worlds by pretending to be something they’re not. But the reality is, at […]
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892) This is one of my favorite quotes by an amazing, and often-forgotten writer, Oscar Wilde. I believe many people know a Wilde Quote or two, but don’t know much […]
Welcome to the Humor Handbook Project. This project has been a long-time in the making, and will be sharing tips, techniques, and a tad bit of history and theory in a series of handbooks on comedy-writing and performing in its various forms. […]