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Put The Laugh Last: A Simple Trick About Writing Humor

There are two basic parts to any joke – the set up and the punch – the first part (set up) where you seriously set up a premise, and then the second part where you surprise the audience with an unexpected ending. It’s that second part where the humor lies. It should be obvious that the funny part should go last. But I have seen many comedians try to put it in the middle. So remember this simple rule of humor: The punch line always falls at the end of the joke. Don’t add anything after the funny. End on… Continue reading - Put The Laugh Last: A Simple Trick About Writing Humor >>


Let’s Write A One-Liner: An Easy Way To Add Humor To Your Motivational Speech

Writing humor is not an easy task, especially if you’re not a funny person, which is why I love the one-liner so much. It’s easy to write, easy to work into your speech, and easy for the audience to understand. And it always gets a laugh. If it’s funny. While many would say that one-liners should be put to rest with big hair and big bands, they are still a great way to flavor your writing and speech. And old fashioned or not, they still get a laugh. If you are a funny motivational