A Few (More) Great Examples of Humor Writing

Words humor writing mini course in front of a messy teacher desk

If you’re signed up for the online humor writing course and are looking for some extra examples of humor writing, I’ll be adding them here on an ongoing basis. These are pieces I found humorous, and they’re definitely short enough to read in one sitting (or share with students if you’re using the humor writing unit plan from TeachersPayTeachers.)

The Book That I Haven’t Started Writing Yet Will Be the Best Book Ever, by Annabelle Gurwitch in The New Yorker

Cozy Cardigan, cartoon by Roz Chast

The Winter Olympics, Abridged, by Alexandra Petri in The Washington Post

Hey, You Got Something to Eat? by a goat. (Commentary section in the Onion)

For more detailed explanations, curated examples, and writing exercises to apply this to your own writing, you can sign up for the full course below. If you’d like to read a course outline, here’s link to learn more about Making It Funny: the Art and Science of Humor Writing. (If you’re a teacher who would like to teach a humor-writing unit in your classroom, you can find a classroom-ready unit plan on Teachers Pay Teachers. There is also a discounted version of the unit plan available at checkout when you sign up for the full course below.)

Making It Funny: The Art and Science of Humor Writing
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