Workshop 6

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Using Humor In Story

Instructor: Michael Reno Harrell

What makes a story funny? This workshop explores the elements of humor and how one goes about finding those elements and using them in story. There are many ways to inject humor into a story. For instance, a bit of humor can help connect the teller and the listener, because when we laugh together we bond.

Many times the audience laughs to indicate to the teller that they understand a reference, for instance, Mark Twain’s, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” They laugh to tell us, “We get it!” Even in an emotional piece, a touch of humor can release tension at some critical point. There are many reasons to incorporate humor into our stories. The best reason is that humor is fun to share!

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019          Location: CCArts Classroom B