Let's associate with funny stuff
The two main phrases in comedy writing are: "what if" and
"anything goes". They are catalysts for generating funny ideas.
"What if" challenges your imagination and "anything goes" takes
you beyond your imagination. With the combination of these two
key stimulants, you will ultimately create a funny idea.
Now let's take a look at the thinking process behind the
creation of a funny idea. Employing the two important phrases
"what if" and "anything goes", means letting your mind run wild
and free. Don't think logically, but creatively. As I say
again,"anything goes"! Let random images, thoughts or memories
mix, combine or pair them up, until you find a potential funny
idea. This technique is popularly known as ASSOCIATION.
You associate thoughts or images from different sources. This
association process may appear to be disorganized. But actually
it is well focussed and leading towards the ultimate result - a
ASSOCIATION is the key to many potential funny ideas. Rather
than sitting down facing an empty sheet of paper, let your
thoughts wander....and start from there. Don't hold back.
Remember the phrase "anything goes". From there you pair them
with anything. Let your flight of imagination soar....and I am
sure you'll come down with a real funny idea!