• Jan's Comedy Writing Blog http://www.ComedyWriterBlog.com/

    Great tips on putting humor into your written and verbal communications. This is great whether you want to use humor for business or personal use


  • Humor From Your Past

    Humor From Your Past

    To find great humor look to your past and find your pain points. What things did you do as a kid that upset you, but now is pretty funny? In my newsletter, I... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2021 HUMOR
  • How to Set up a GREAT Virtual Keynote Speaker That Makes the Client Happy They...

    GREAT Virtual Keynote Speaker That Makes Client Happy They Booked

    Virtual keynotes are NOT going away, so don't be boring! If you've been just hanging out doing the keynotes in front of your computer with a bookshelf in the... Read more

    Posted on 19 April 2021 HUMOR
  • Tax Day Money Jokes

    Money Jokes

    It's tax day - so seize the day and write some tax jokes. . . okay I don't have tax jokes per se, but I've got some about money. But you can write tax jokes if... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2021 HUMOR
  • Look AT Old Stuff For the Humor

    Look Stuff Humor

    I saw this piece of paper in my office today . . . and realized it's from about 40 years ago. It's a chart showing how much money you'd have if you saved so muc... Read more

    Posted on 19 March 2021 HUMOR
  • Humor Article – Nutty Introductions

    Humor Article Nutty Introductions

    Here's my latest humor article on some of the nutty introductions I've gotten over the years. This is a jpg. If you want to read the article easier, check it ou... Read more

    Posted on 26 January 2021 HUMOR
  • That One Joke

    That Joke

    Sometimes you just need that one joke to make all the difference. Here's an example from my past. When's the best time to tell people they aren't getting raises... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2021 HUMOR
  • Burning Lunch

    Burning Lunch

    Today's Burning Lunch episode of my podcast is a great example of how to cap off a not-so-great experience. As we move away from 2020, we'll get a chance to... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2020 HUMOR
  • Finding the Funny Alexa Skills

    Finding Funny Alexa Skills

    One thing I've not mentioned much is that I'm doing these short snippets on Alexa called "Flash Briefings." They are basically once a day 60 second skills that... Read more

    Posted on 10 December 2020 HUMOR
  • Being in 2 Places at Once

    Being Places Once

    Yes, it's now possible thanks to Zoom and virtual meetings! Last week I was the Master of Ceremonies for 2 multi-day events at the same time between 3 time... Read more

    Posted on 25 November 2020 HUMOR
  • Comedy on Zoom

    Comedy Zoom

    Yep, that's the way the world is running these days - zoom comedy! Who would've thought we could actually make money doing comedy in our living room??? Well we... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2020 HUMOR
  • Comedian Guest Lecturer

    Comedian Guest Lecturer

    I had a wonderful opportunity to be a lecturer at the Humor and Communications class for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis this week . . . I... Read more

    Posted on 30 October 2020 HUMOR
  • What’s Your Worst Job???

    What’s Your Worst Job???

    In my keynote Finding the Funny in Change, I talk about asking funnier questions to get funnier answers. It's a way of practicing humor. If you ask boring... Read more

    Posted on 16 October 2020 HUMOR
  • Over 50 and F’ing Funny

    Over F’ing Funny

    Myself and comedian Frank King are starting a new podcast TODAY - Over 50 and F'ing Funny! We're interviewing some of our comedian friends from the road who are... Read more

    Posted on 09 October 2020 HUMOR
  • Master of Ceremony At-Home Studio

    Master Ceremony At-Home Studio

    Working from home isn't a new concept for comedians . . . we work from home to write the jokes. PERFORMING from home, is totally different though. I've always... Read more

    Posted on 01 October 2020 HUMOR
  • Watching Grass Grow Can Be Funny

    Watching Grass Grow Funny

    If something's boring, we make the comment - "it's like watching grass grow" or "it's like watching paint dry." BUT growing grass actually can be funny . . .or... Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2020 HUMOR
  • My Electronic Rolodex

    My electronic Rolodex helped me moved to Los Angeles, so today I'm sharing my humor news article about it. Connecting with people in different ways - social... Read more

    Posted on 17 September 2020 HUMOR
  • Virtual Comedy

    Virtual Comedy

    So I'm doing some virtual humor keynotes these days - I used to joke that I'd like to do the comedy from my living room to cut down on travel . . and now it's... Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2020 HUMOR
  • Fast Communication Tips From a Comedian

    I've been doing these Alexa Flash Briefings for about 10 months now . . .mine is called Finding the Funny, and every week I have a topic that I give a quick, 2... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2020 HUMOR
  • Finding Your Passion

    Finding Your Passion

    Yep, that's what people keep saying we need to do . . . find our passion. I think that's too hard to do! It's not like your passion is hiding under a rock. My... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2020 HUMOR
  • Things I Miss That Used to Irritate Me

    Things Miss That Used Irritate

    I got to thinking about all the things I missed that used to irritate me - and I came up with a huge list! Here's 10 of them. As a comedy writing exercise,... Read more

    Posted on 06 August 2020 HUMOR