Category Archive: Comedy

Apr 12

Secret Comedy Writing Technique – Goldwynisms

In my on-going mini series Secret Comedy Writing Techniques I’m going to deal with Goldwynisms. To give you a quick context Film Studio owner Samuel Goldwyn of M.G.M was famous for his own version of malapropisms and various speech errors which ended up being called: “Goldwynisms”. The Wikipedia definition is as follows: “a humorous statement …

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Apr 08

The 32 Most Influential Comedians of All Time

The 32 Most Influential Comedians of All Time – I’m aware that writing such a post may alienate a certain portion of my readers, but what you have to remember is any such list is subjective. You might not find one of these comedians funny and you may want a completely different bunch of people …

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Apr 06

Secret Comedy Writing Technique – Malapropisms

In this next installment in my on-going mini series Secret Comedy Writing Techniques I’m going to cover Malapropisms and provide Malapropism examples. A malapropism is the incorrect use of a word by substituting a similar-sounding word with different meaning, more often than not, with comic effect. A malapropism is an example of an English writing …

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Apr 03

Secret Comedy Writing Technique – Oxymorons

Here’s the next part in my on-going mini series Secret Comedy Writing Techniques, in this post I’m covering Oxymorons. And no, they’re not a type of stupid cattle. That’s Oxenmoron. Anyway, Wikipedia gives us the following definition for Oxymoron: “An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or, more rarely, oxymora) is a figure of speech that combines two …

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Mar 31

Secret Comedy Writing Technique – Funny Names

I decided to write a follow-up to my last post Secret Comedy Writing Technique – Funny Words. As I said before you don’t have to use this technique at all in order to be funny, but it’s certainly worth being aware of. This post focuses on funny names and is an area that frequently pops …

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