How To Write Funny Stuff Even Though You’re Not Funny
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People come up to me and say gosh you are so funny. I look at them in bewilderment and say if only they knew…
If only they knew that I am actually a very dry person. Just ask blue biro … she would tell you. In fact if you were to come on a family visit to my house you will see me in the corner laughing at other people’s jokes but not cracking any jokes.
I don’t think I am funny on paper either … I just write funny …. Not funny like a Kevin Hart or Dave Chappelle or Basket Mouth funny. But funny as in … o look at how funny he walks or o his head looks funny or what is that funny smell…
I simply write funny and that’s the secret to being funny. And here’s the good news … you too can write funny because it is easy as hell.
It simply means breaking the rules, going against the grain, bucking the trend even in the most mundane of circumstances. See if you can spot the funny in this typically mundane copyright notice:
Any unauthorized reprint or use of this material is prohibited. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without express written permission from the author. The author will punch you in the eyeball if her book is copied! So don’t do it!
Can you spot the funny?
I am sure it made you laugh, maybe smile or even giggle. But what it did more importantly was make you think differently and likely the author had more impact with that message than the if she wrote in the typical manner. That’s the power in writing funny shit, it sticks with people while simultaneously making people smile.
Write funny so you can Write funny shit that stinks I mean sticks!
Written By Okechukwu Ofili of ofilispeaks.com
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