Day 6: Write Like a Comedian
Elise Seyfried on drawing inspiration from your favorite comedian
Welcome to day 6! We have made it to the weekend and it is forecast to be in single digits (Fahrenheit) all weekend where I live. Hopefully, this will help with my funny line production.
I think you can also take some time to watch some standup before doing today’s prompt and it will 100% count as writing.
Now let’s get on to author, humor writer, and Substacker’s prompt…
Most of us who write humor, watch a decent amount of stand-up comedy (or is that just me?) At any rate, we all are familiar with at least a few of the greats and probably have a favorite or two from the current crop of comics as well. Comic styles range from insult (Rickles) to self-deprecating (Dangerfield), from Seinfeld's sharp observations to Bamford's personal revelations to Hedberg's surreal comedy.
Your prompt: Choose a favorite comedian, and write an original, funny one-liner in their unique style. Make sure you include the comedian's name (in parentheses).
Elise Seyfried is the author of five books of humorous essays. Her essays have also appeared in The Belladonna Comedy, Slackjaw, Little Old Lady Comedy, Greener Pastures, Jane Austen's Wastebasket and others. Her website: www/eliseseyfried.com, Her blog "Working Title": www.eliseseyfried.blogspot.com, Her newsletter "E-Musings: Things I've Been Thinking About": www.eliseseyfgmailcom.substack.com
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