Modern Humor Writing


This course will analyze and put into practice what makes good humor writing both good and humorous, from subject matter to the mechanics of setting up a punchline, from crafting an unexpected metaphor to perfecting the reversal. We will write and workshop humorous personal essays, commentary, and satire, using as models examples from humorists and humorous writers from the past decade, including writers like Luvvie Ajayi, Andy Borowitz, Tina Fey, Samantha Irby, Simon Rich, Mindy Kaling, and David Sedaris. This course counts toward the Creative Writing Concentration.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; WR NF