Humor Writing (and How to Think Like a Funny Person) - Level 1

Adrienne Gusoff, One Woman Creative Cyclone

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8 Videos (29m)
    • Because you can never have to much humor in your life!

    • Man-eating Thesaurus, dictionaries, websites, etc.

    • Plosives, Sibilants and Why Some Words Sound Funnyds of Words

    • Using Your Tools

    • Homos, Heteros and False Friends

    • The topical comic zinger

    • The classic comedy trope

    • A final word...


About This Class

Never mind WD40. Humor is the universal lubricant! A well-told funny story is the perfect entrée into business and social situations. It’s a great way to get noticed on social media. Being able to get potential clients to laugh is the first step into making them actual clients. And with a good quip at the ready, you can diffuse a potentially tense situation. In this class, you’ll learn how to think like a funny person; to see the world from new perspectives. Students will learn a few (of many) humor techniques, and in the end, create a 500-800 word humorous essay.

23 of 24 students recommendSee All

A great primer on how to develop humor writing, along with good exercises and accompanying materials.
Great points to develop your ability to create your own humor.





Adrienne Gusoff

One Woman Creative Cyclone

Adrienne is a widely published freelance writer (books and articles), award-winning advertising and greeting card designer, product and game creator,  teacher/lecturer and business owner. She is the author of “Dirty Yiddish Slang” (Ulysses Press) and among the most quoted humorists on the Internet. Currently, she has active card lines with Recycled Paper Greetings, Papyrus and Smart Alex, and edits/writes for Avanti Press. For many years, she wrote and starred in a line of best-selling Bubby greeting cards for Recycled. Her work has also been published by American Postcard, Portal, Nobleworks, Kalan, Design Design and others. She collaborated with AOL to produce their line of animated “Instant Greetings.”  Back in the day, she was a regular winner of the New York Magazine Competition.  She has worked as an advice columnist, ad copy writer, PR specialist and lecturer. She is the owner and web mistress of, a full-service party entertainment company, which has been featured in the national and international press.