Comedy Classes in Your Mind – Lesson 13: Comedy Speaking for Objects

If it could speak...what would it say?

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In my previous blog, Comedy Classes in Your Mind – Lesson 12: Use Misunderstanding Jokes, I explained how misunderstanding can lead to funny comments. In this blog, Comedy Classes in Your Mind – Lesson 13: Comedy Speaking for Objects, I’ll explain how saying what objects could say if they could talk.

Comedy Classes in Your Mind – Lesson 13: Comedy Speaking for Objects

Have you ever looked at an object and thought, “If it could speak, it would say ‘this.’?” It may not be able to speak, but you can comedy speaking for objects. Richard Pryor was a master at this. His routine about his crack pipe talking to him is one of the most profound routines in stand-up comedy history. Eddie Izzard comedy speaking for objects in his shows in very funny ways. These are the kind of jokes that help comedians express their truth by anthropomorphizing objects.

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Comedy Speaking for Objects Game: Look for an attribute in an object that you and others recognize as a human expression, and then say what that object might say. It’s that simple. The trick is noticing the characteristics of things and expressing it publically. Speak for the silent majority.

In my next blog, Comedy Classes in Your Mind – Lesson 14: Reinterpret Acronyms, I’ll discuss how making acronyms mean something different than what is intended is an easy laugh.

BTW

• I smoked a Fuente cigar while writing this blog. Always good.

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