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Top 10 Resources
Top 10: Knock, Knock
By Char Milbrett
December, 2007, 10:40

The other day, I was approached by my youngest child.
 
"Knock, knock," she said, and I responded, "who's there?"

"Nobody," she said, and I naturally asked, "Nobody who?"
 
I mean, I was supposed to do that. It's a standard part of the joke.
 
So, I waited expectantly for her to finish the joke.
 
She sat, there quietly. Looked at me, not speaking. Started to grin. "Nobody!" she explodes. "Nobody is there. Like, duh."
 
Did I raise this child? Sigh.
 
I realized, it's all about listening closely. The joke was cute, but it left its mark on me.
 
Perhaps writers need to learn to listen so they can get the humour.


So, here we go with the top 10 resources on comedy writing or learning to listen.
 
Humour Makes It Happen
A collection of articles to pinpoint ways to learn.
http://www.articlealley.com/article_108007_50.html
 
College Of Comedy Knowledge
Learning how to get paid for being funny.
http://www.stand-upcomedy.com/
 
Joey Callahan.com
Coaching writing and stand-up comedy.
http://www.joeycallahan.com/classes.asp
 
Comedy Writing & More
Presenting production, workshops, shows, solutions.
http://www.comedyfactory.com/welcome.htm
 
The Guide To Writing Comedy
Learning how to get past the people who hate comedy.
http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/5729/Comedy.html
 
Joke Writing Resource
Presenting how to write jokes.
http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~tmd/jokes.htm
 
Migrant Writing
Reviewing cultural differences in writing.
http://www.nceltr.mq.edu.au/writeaway/articles/shorties.htm
 
The Writer At Work By Richard Krzemien
Illustrating the comic experience of writers.
http://www.thewriteratwork.com/
 
Welcome to Engrish.com!
Appreciating humorous English mistakes that happen in advertising and product design.
http://www.engrish.com/
 
Allen&Nichols Profit From Humour
Offering articles written to help you with humour.
http://www.allen-nichols.com/articles.asp
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