The ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course
(leading to ExpertRating Humor Writing
The ability to create humor is a skill many people don't have, yet wish they did. If you're interested in learning how to come up with jokes or witticisms on the fly, punch up dull material for an audience, or make a living as a comedy writer, this course will get you going.
Your instructor, an experienced comedy writer and working actress, will guide you through a wide range of comedic sources. You'll learn how to write a one-liner, use physical humor, target your audience, find the humor in everyday events and much, much more.
Once you've learned some of the methods of creating humor, you'll be ready to apply it to all aspects of your life. Punch up speeches and presentations so that the audience is instantly on your side. Mix laughter with learning in the classroom, and watch your students' attention spans grow. Add some humor to your web page and watch the hits explode as word gets out. Use your newfound sense of humor to entertain your friends, meet interesting people, and even make new friends!
For the aspiring comedy writer, there are invaluable techniques for finding the methods that work consistently and without the worries of whims, moods or blocks. There is even a section on marketing your humor, giving you the inside information you'll need to find your
Learning should be fun, and this course is no exception. Filled with opportunities to laugh as you learn, "Get Funny" promises an entertaining and informative six weeks.
This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Joanna Sandsmark.
ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course
Joanna Sandsmark graduated with honors from The University of Wisconsin -
Madison with a degree in Communication Arts: Radio/TV/Film. As a voice
actress, she's appeared in numerous commercial, industrial and animated
projects, including the popular animated television series, "Rugrats".
As a writer, she has written for DC Comics, was a staff writer on
TV's "Weird Science", and has written five books, including "The Wisdom of
Yo Meow Ma', and 'A Girl's Best Friend: Why Dogs Are Better Than Diamonds".
She has taught both writing and voice-over in various formats, in the classroom
and out, and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild,
and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Get Funny! requirements:
For taking this
instructor led ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course you need
Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
The ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course has received overwhelming positive
feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
fabulous! My brain was stretched and allowed to soar, while my body got a better
work out from all the laughs than from years spent in a fitness center. Thank
you Joanna, you are funny, funny, funny!"
a university professor, I have designed and taught online courses myself, so I
wanted to see what it was like to be an online student. I have very much enjoyed
the course and I have greatly appreciated Joanna's teaching style, her support,
feedback and constant encouragement. As a result I have learned a lot, more than
I expected to, about many different areas of life, connected by humour. Thank
you very much, Joanna."
very good course, I got a lot of information and encouragement."
as well as useful. The references are particularly helpful. Thank you."
course and terrific instructor - I have highly recommended this course to
class! I feel lucky to have had [Joanna] as an instructor. Thanks."
class! I feel lucky to have had you as an instructor. Thanks."
Funny is such an awesome class. If you only have an ounce of humor Joanna can
show you how to nurture it and make it grow. It takes a lot of effort on your
part also, but that's the fun of it. It is such a great class that I give it 5
stars and 2 planets."
class! The material was first class and quite fun to read. I finally found my
inner funny (been looking for it for a while). Thanks!"
am a stand up comedian and signed up for the course as a refresher and to help
me continue to write new material, which it did. It also taught me some new,
valuble information. I even"
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Humor Skills Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the
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What learning aids will I get?
ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course includes the following learning aids:
24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the
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A friendly instructor to answer your questions online
A discussion area to have your questions answered
Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
Humor Skills that you will learn during the Humor Skills Course.
What is the final exam like?
The final exam is fully based upon the
ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware that is provided along with the
Humor Skills Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the
ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware.
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ExpertRating instructor led courses commence
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All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
clubs pay between $200 and $1000 (or more) per show for features and
Comedy is a serious
business as making people is one of the toughest things to do. A
comedian or a performer causes humor by cracking jokes or through
amusing situations, or by acting as a fool or by employing prop
comedy. However, good jokes are not enough to be successful as a
comedian. You need to be resolute and patient and observe the
performances of other comedians very carefully. You need to develop
self confidence and train for the stage by either taking acting or
public speaking classes or by indulging in theatre.
It is also important to develop a style
of your own and connect with the audience. The most important thing
for a comedian, however, remains the timing. The ExpertRating Get
Funny Certification course will give you tips on how to make your
mark in the crowd of comedians.
This course will start with a capsule review of
comedy's roots. From ancient Egyptian graffiti to
slapstick Viking sagas, humor has been a part of
everyone’s world since humans first walked erect and
realized that their hands were now free to applaud
Ogg, that funny guy in the 9th cave.
Friday - Lesson 02
funny because it's true." Honing your
powers of observation is the first step
toward sharpening your wit. This lesson
will help you understand some of the
secrets of the great observational
comics like Steven Wright, and Jerry
Seinfeld. Bring a notebook, a pair of
eyes, and a willingness to use them.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
Now that you've
observed reality, you need to learn to look at
the world sideways and apply that knowledge.
Clever wordplay can be a fast-track to a laugh.
In lesson 9, you'll learn how to construct a
joke, write a pun, twist a cliché, use the
unexpected, and begin to dazzle with your humor.
Friday - Lesson 04
Lesson 4 will
look at absurdity and exaggeration—two
time-tested and wonderful sources of comedy.
Absurdity is about finding your inner
strangeness. Exaggeration is a major source of
comedy. Really. It's HUGE.
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
Low humor, mean
humor, sexual innuendo, bathroom humor—let's
face it, they're all really easy. But do you
need these crutches? Heck yeah. This lesson also
includes a discussion of mean humor and gallows
humor. What do they all have in common? The
ability to offend people. In this lesson, you'll
learn how to walk that line without stepping
Friday - Lesson 06
Lesson 6: Pop
Culture, or "If I See One More Brady Bunch
Reference, I'm Going to Throw a Football At Your
Nose." Pop culture is a humorist's best friend.
From television and movies, to music and
consumables, to politics and social trends,
you'll find a wealth of material to aid you in
your quest for amusement.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
Good slapstick or
sight gags are tougher than you'd think. It's
important to learn how to communicate without
words. Few things are as memorable or as funny
as a perfectly executed piece of visual humor.
In lesson 6, you'll learn by looking at examples
from the comedians of the silent screen to
Lucille Ball and beyond.
Friday - Lesson 08
Why think up
original material when there's so much stuff out
there you can just make fun of? Making fun of TV
shows, movies, songs, social habits, or
politicians can help you tap into brand new
pockets of humor within you. Whatever your
interests, there are opportunities for you to
turn your wit toward the object of your
admiration. This lesson will guide you
in that quest.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
your wit and pumps up those comic reflexes like
improvisation. It's the perfect workout regime
for the budding humorist. You'll learn the
rules you need to follow to perform
improvisational comedy—rules that can help you
sharpen your wit and quicken your comebacks.
Friday - Lesson 10
countless ways to use humor every day. This
lesson will guide you through using your newly
honed sense of humor in business and social
situations. You'll find out the remarkable
benefits laughter has on health.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
You know how to
be funny, now let's apply it. In this lesson
you’ll explore comedy writing. Using the example
of writing a script for television, you'll learn
the blow-by-blow process of how to write and
sell a script from someone who's worked in the