How to Write Selling Humor

  • by Peter Mehlman, Mel Helitzer
  • Narrated by Peter Mehlman, Mel Helitzer
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Humor is ignored and misunderstood in writing. But learning to use humor will improve your writing and your bottom line. These two workshops are from experts who can help you ride the comedy wave to successful humor writing.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A book for comedy writers, not marketers.

I began listening to this book thinking it was about how to write "selling humor" in the context of "sales copy with humour injected"... I was wrong - It's very much a book aimed at comedians or comedy writers who want to sell their comedy writing.

If you are in that field, then this audio does provide some good advice, and includes an engaging (but not overly educational) except from a live presentation from a Seinfield writer, which I enjoyed.

If you are wanting to learn how to write sales copy which includes humour, this is NOT that book.

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- Peter Williams

useful, if you can get past the casual bigotry

What did you like best about How to Write Selling Humor? What did you like least?

I enjoyed the academic look at humor. There's some really interesting stuff in there.

What was most disappointing about Peter Mehlman and Mel Helitzer ’s story?

The casual sexism, racism, and homophobia when it comes to humor. The talks are from the 80s, and delight in telling people that "fruit" is now a synonym for homosexual and "women and prudes don't like too many sex jokes."

Which scene was your favorite?

The Seinfeld stories.

Did How to Write Selling Humor inspire you to do anything?

Made me realize that approaching humor academically won't work in my writing.

Any additional comments?

Overall I was disappointed in this.

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- M. Lafferty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2006
  • Publisher: Writer's AudioShop