How to Write Jokes

How to Write Jokes – Joke Premise Part 2

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Premise Part 2, I’ll explore the difference between a premise and the jokes, and how to change from one premise to the next.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Writing Part 4 – How to Write Punch Lines

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Writing Part 4 – How to Write Punch Lines, I’ll cover how assumptions open the door to the ideas for your punch lines.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Writing Part 3

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Writing Part 3, I’ll discuss the two styles of setups.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Writing Part 2

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Writing Part 2, I’ll explain the ingredients that go into makes an excellent joke setup.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Writing Part 1

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Jokes Writing Part 1, I’ll discuss the opposite relationship between the setup and the punch.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 7

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 7, I’ll show how the target assumption and reinterpretation are two interpretations of the central mechanism, the connector.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 6

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 6, I’ll discuss how to recognize or invent reinterpretations.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 5

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 5, I’ll define the punch’s mechanism, the reinterpretation, which reveals surprise.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 4

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 4, I show how one particular assumption creates the misdirection of the setup.

How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 3

In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Structure Part 3, I’ll reveal the role of assumptions in joke structure.

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