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Humor Writing: Write Funny for the Internet

Mike Lacher, Humorist, Writer, Developer

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8 Videos (1h 2m)
    • Trailer

      1:28
    • Introduction

      5:34
    • Finding Funny Ideas

      9:18
    • Finding Funny Points of View

      9:38
    • Writing "I'm Comic Sans"

      15:45
    • Editing: Structure

      5:57
    • Revision: Style

      8:57
    • Sharing Work

      5:14
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About This Class

Nothing loves a good joke more than the Internet. In this 60-min class from humorist Mike Lacher, learn how to write your own short and funny piece in the style of McSweeney's.

You'll learn how to find a funny idea, transform it with a fresh point of view, write a rapid draft, and then revise your jokes for structure and style. Throughout the short lessons, Mike uses one of his most famous pieces, I'm Comic Sans, to illuminate every concept and show us how true comedy gets written.

It's a perfect class for everyone interested in writing, language, and grabbing attention. Don't we all just want to make 'em laugh?

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he has a very good points on how to come up with a funny pieces and POVs
Perfect length, the only thing I would change is to better outline the online sources of publishing or how to self publish...maybe you think that's another whole course of it's own?

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Mike Lacher

Humorist, Writer, Developer

Mike Lacher is a Brooklyn-based humorist, writer, and developer. He frequently writes for McSweeney's Internet Tendency, currently freelances at Google Creative Lab, and previously was Creative Director at Buzzfeed.

Click here for a full archive of his writing for McSweeney's. Other writing projects include a sentence-for-sentence translation of On the Road into bro-speak, which began as a Tumblr and ended up with a book deal three months later.

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