Humor Writing: Write Funny for the Internet Premium class

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

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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Super helpful writing advice from a guy who wrote one of the funniest McSweeney's pieces ever. Great course!

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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.

Explore Mike's writing, comedy projects, and more at MikeLacher.com.