How to make your writing funnier

LB’S NOTE: As a producer, story editor, teacher, contest judge, you-name-it, the most common note I’ve given writers is, hands down, this:

Could be shorter. Could be funnier.

Here’s comedy writer Cheri Steinkellner with further details on the “funnier” part. Oh, and notice that as TED TALKS go, this is pretty darn short, y’hear what I’m saying?


Lesson by Cheri Steinkellner, animation by Anton Bogaty.

Found at the TED-Ed YouTube Channel