5 Sources of Humor
What if a hilarious moment or comment doesn’t appear in the next week now that I’m thinking like a comedian and ready to write it down?
Great question! You can always generate funny content by starting with a relatable premise, and then doing something with it that’s surprising.
In this clip I walk you through 5 sources of humor you can be considering when looking to generate a funny anecdote or idea to take through the S.T.E.P.S. process.
#1: Relatable: When people relate to you, they feel happy because you have something in common. When people remember something, they are happy to reconnect with that experience. When you make people happy, they associate that happiness with you, which sets them up to find whatever you’re saying funnier automatically.
Draw your starting point from a relatable experience or phase of life: being a teenager, moving to a new place, navigating a stressful time, etc.
#2: Surprise / Tension: Look for premises that have surprise or tension built into them.