Joke Writing Made Simple
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Joke Writing Made Simple

10-Step Humor System to Get People’s Attention and Make Them Laugh - For Presenters, Writers, Business People And Sales!
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4.9 (212 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,922 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand Universal Comic Structure
  • Write funny comedy and humor at will.
  • Have the confidence to make anyone laugh.
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  • Be willing to have fun and laugh.
  • Download your free PDF workbook.
  • Prepare to be amazed.
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If you want a "unique edge" in the workplace by becoming more charming, funny and persuasive than you’ve ever been -- you will love this course.  This course is based on 45 years experience working as a professional comedian with Hollywood Celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Pollak and the late Robin Williams. 

More importantly, I deconstructed the process to BE FUNNY and trained 30,270 people like you.  Meaning, humor and joke writing is a learnable, transferable skill-set.  Even if you're as logic-minded as a tax accountant; you can learn this system and use it.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • “The pre-testing technique” (designed to help you gage your audience and find out which of your material they’ll most likely find funny so you don’t offend the wrong people.)
  • How to master the 3 parts of a joke (called “mechanisms”).
  • The art of telling compelling stories that keep your audience on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear more from you.
  • 5 humor mistakes that make jokes fall flat... Plus, how to avoid them.
  • How to allow the real you — the most authentic version of yourself (your true voice) — to unleash itself in the real world as an attractive magnet for new opportunities.
  • How to use “silence” to make people laugh.  People generally mess up their pauses and deliver their punch-lines too quick.  With this, you'll learn how to land your punches virtually every time.
  • Soo, so much more...

My guarantee to you:

This course will exceed your expectations, guaranteed.  You will become a superior communicator within the first 60 minutes.  If it doesn't work for you, I will give you a full refund with no questions asked. 

A real warning:

No one has ever taught this course other than me because I am the originator from 45 years experience under fire as a professional comedian. This is the ONLY system like it on Earth that is proven to transfer joke-writing as a skill to people like you.  

...  Because it's so unique and effective, I realize I'm undercharging for it.  It makes me sick to see my life's work being given away for under 60 dollars.  Soon I will take this course off Udemy and start selling it on my own website for what it’s really worth.

This may be your last chance to take this course at the price you see, so take advantage of it now.

Looking forward to see you inside.


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who gets in front of people and wants to make them laugh.
  • Public Speakers
  • Motivational Speakers
  • Business Speakers
  • Business Writers
  • Business Trainers
  • Business Presenters
  • Toastmasters
  • Copywriters
  • Novel Writers
  • Creative Writers
  • All Writers
  • Comedians
  • Actors
  • You!
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
2 Lectures 07:09

This video explains who would benefit from taking this course to learn to be funnier in any circumstance. You'll learn basic comic structure as it relates to writing comedy, humor, and jokes. You'll know how to fill your stories with tons of laughs. You'll be able to write the funny at will.

Preview 03:06

Get to know Greg Dean's performing and teaching background which lead him to being an international book author and Master Comedy Teacher.

Preview 04:03
Comic Structure
3 Lectures 24:37

This lesson explains how setups affect the human mind. Then demonstrates how the mind tricks itself into being surprised by the punches.

Preview 08:24

This elite information puts you in the power seat of understanding why people laugh. Then you can be funny anytime and anyplace.

Three Mechanisms of Laughter

The terms Setup and Punch can be confusing because there are many jokes that do not have performed Setups or Punches. Yet, all of these jokes still contain the Three Mechanisms of Laughter. You'll learn how these unperformed Setups and Punches are used to create comedy.

No Setup or No Punch - What?
Joke Writing
9 Lectures 01:09:53

Beginning with Setups write funny Punches for them. From non-joke writer to joke writer in five easy steps.

Joke Mine - From Setup to Punch

Learn the techniques for improving jokes, turning almost-jokes into funny jokes, and writing multiple Punches for every Setup.

Joke Mine - Punches Reviewed

The magic begins. Learn how to write original jokes starting with only a Topic.

Joke Map - Steps A and B: Topic

State you're negative opinions to create Punch-Premises to express the message within the comedy.

Joke Map - Step C: Punch-Premise

The very important technique of using an opposite for a Setup-Premises. This is the idea from which to write a series of setups.

Joke Map - Step D: Setup-Premise

Based on a Setup-Premise writing a series of Setups that misdirect the audience.

Joke Map - Step E: Write Setups and Joke Mine

Learn the true power of the Joke Prospector by going back to Joke Map - Step E to select a different Setup-Premise, from which you'll write another series of Setups. Then enter the Joke Mine again to write a Punch for each of the Setups.

Joke Map Option - Step E Select Another Set-Up Premise

Strategies for correctly writing and rewriting Punches that pop.

Joke Prospector - Original Jokes Reviewed

Free! Streamlined version of Greg Dean's Comedy System for writing the funny even fast.

Joke Prosector - Short Form
1 Lecture 02:01

Congratulations! You've taken an extraordinary step toward being a funnier person. Start writing jokes for your talk, presentation, case, sermon, or routine to bring more laughter the world.

Keep 'em Laughing
Joke Writing Made Simple Workbook
1 Lecture 00:00

To Download: go to the top of the right panel and click on the Download Button (an arrow with a line below it). The Workbook PDF will appear, and then click anywhere on that Document Box. The workbook will automatically download to the download folder on your computer. 

Then use Adobe Acrobat DC to complete your assignments on your computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.

Printable PDF Workbook
52 pages
About the Instructor
Greg Dean - Be Funny Inc.
4.9 Average rating
212 Reviews
2,922 Students
1 Course
Master ComedyCoach & BestSelling Author with 30,270 Students

Greg Dean is a celebrity humor coach and highly sought-after speech writer.

After 40 years experience -- working as a professional comedian with Hollywood Celebrities like Woopi Goldberg, Kevin Pollak and Robin Williams -- Greg deconstructed a process to teach humor to "regular people".

He's transferred his process to 30,270 people like you, proving that being funny is a learnable skill-set no matter what your background, age or gender is.  He also shows how to apply "appropriate humor" in the business world, enabling professionals to accelerate their progress in their careers.

Greg's best-selling book "Step By Step to Stand-Up Comedy." has sold over 15,000 copies and been translated into 3 languages and he is working on his next book, "Humor! for business."

For more, Preview - Lesson 2: About Greg Dean.