Sunday, June 2, 2013

How to get material for jokes

In one of my previous posts A Totally Effective Way to Write Jokes, I let you know that a great way to come up with jokes is to go through bad experiences and then write about them. This a great way to come up with material. However, I know you don't want to be miserable for years and years just so you can do an hour of funny for your HBO special. That's a really lousy trade off. So in this article, I will cover another method to do this.

An awesome way to get new jokes is to have new experiences, travel, and try new things. So join a new Meetup group, take a road trip, try a new sport, learn a new language, or just do something interesting you've never done before. Not only will this help you come up with new material, it will make you a more well rounded and interesting individual.

Last month, that is exactly what I have been doing. In May, I took a hike in the Grand Canyon at Havasupai, took a road trip to San Diego, went on dates, and have done a whole bunch of other fun stuff as well. So, I will share with you a couple of new jokes I have come up with as a result.

Everyone knows American Indians like to consume alcohol. On the Havasupai Indian Reservation, they don't allow alcohol there. I think that's kind of weird. That's like having Chinatown without any cats or dogs.

While I was outside standing in line to get in the Marilyn Manson concert, there was a guy there yelling out Bible verses at the crowd. He apparently was trying to get converts. That's like a hot dog vendor trying to get business at a vegan potluck.

John Griggs

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