The Comic Toolbox: How To Be Funny Even You’re Not

Are you one of those sorry folk Who cannot write a decent joke,

Who cannot pen a funny scene Because you lack the comic gene?

Are you convinced that you alone

Are cursed to walk this earth without a funny bone?

Take heart, dear friend, for now a book is writ

To guide you on your quest

To wrest from deep within, your native wit.

Voib! The Comic Toolbox by John Vorhaus To save you from the jester’s poorhouse.

It lays you certain basic rules That aid the craft of serious fools.

You’ll learn to slay that dreaded djin,

The Editor who lives within.

And once sprung from that self-constructed jail, You’ll then be free to risk and free to fail.

Free to find the premise, choose the word That separates the master from the nerd.

So if you wish to tune your comic craft And join the ranks of the professionally daft,

Then take this book of humor-honing tools And join the ranks of jesters, clowns and fools

Who rise each day and, taking out their pen,

Bring joy and laughter to their fellow men.

—Peter Bergman,
Firesign Theatre, Los Angeles, 1994

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 101
Size: 3 mb

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