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The ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course
(leading to ExpertRating Humor Writing Certification).

The ability to create humor is a skill many people don't have, yet wish they did. If you're interested in learning how to come up with jokes or witticisms on the fly, punch up dull material for an audience, or make a living as a comedy writer, this course will get you going.

Your instructor, an experienced comedy writer and working actress, will guide you through a wide range of comedic sources. You'll learn how to write a one-liner, use physical humor, target your audience, find the humor in everyday events and much, much more.


Once you've learned some of the methods of creating humor, you'll be ready to apply it to all aspects of your life. Punch up speeches and presentations so that the audience is instantly on your side. Mix laughter with learning in the classroom, and watch your students' attention spans grow. Add some humor to your web page and watch the hits explode as word gets out. Use your newfound sense of humor to entertain your friends, meet interesting people, and even make new friends!

For the aspiring comedy writer, there are invaluable techniques for finding the methods that work consistently and without the worries of whims, moods or blocks. There is even a section on marketing your humor, giving you the inside information you'll need to find your


Learning should be fun, and this course is no exception. Filled with opportunities to laugh as you learn, "Get Funny" promises an entertaining and informative six weeks.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Joanna Sandsmark.

Joanna Sandsmark

About the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course instructor : Joanna Sandsmark graduated with honors from The University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Communication Arts: Radio/TV/Film. As a voice actress, she's appeared in numerous commercial, industrial and animated projects, including the popular animated television series, "Rugrats". As a writer, she has written for DC Comics, was a staff writer on TV's "Weird Science", and has written five books, including "The Wisdom of Yo Meow Ma', and 'A Girl's Best Friend: Why Dogs Are Better Than Diamonds". She has taught both writing and voice-over in various formats, in the classroom and out, and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

 Get Funny! requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course you need Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
 

"Absolutely fabulous! My brain was stretched and allowed to soar, while my body got a better work out from all the laughs than from years spent in a fitness center. Thank you Joanna, you are funny, funny, funny!"

"As a university professor, I have designed and taught online courses myself, so I wanted to see what it was like to be an online student. I have very much enjoyed the course and I have greatly appreciated Joanna's teaching style, her support, feedback and constant encouragement. As a result I have learned a lot, more than I expected to, about many different areas of life, connected by humour. Thank you very much, Joanna."

"A very good course, I got a lot of information and encouragement."

"Delightful as well as useful. The references are particularly helpful. Thank you."

"Fabulous course and terrific instructor - I have highly recommended this course to others!"

"Fantastic class! I feel lucky to have had [Joanna] as an instructor. Thanks."

"Fantastic class! I feel lucky to have had you as an instructor. Thanks."

"Get Funny is such an awesome class. If you only have an ounce of humor Joanna can show you how to nurture it and make it grow. It takes a lot of effort on your part also, but that's the fun of it. It is such a great class that I give it 5 stars and 2 planets."

"Great class! The material was first class and quite fun to read. I finally found my inner funny (been looking for it for a while). Thanks!"

"I am a stand up comedian and signed up for the course as a refresher and to help me continue to write new material, which it did. It also taught me some new, valuble information. I even"


Buy the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course

(leading to ExpertRating Humor Writing Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Humor Writing Course (leading to ExpertRating Humor Writing Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware which has been developed by experienced Entertainment Industry Experts.

 The ExpertRating Humor Skills Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Humor Skills Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course and Certification:

 How much does the Humor Writing Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course leading to Humor Skills certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Humor Skills Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Humor Skills Certificate. The Humor Skills Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Humor Skills Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Humor Skills Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Humor Skills Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Humor Skills that you will learn during the Humor Skills Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware that is provided along with the Humor Skills Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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Comedy clubs pay between $200 and $1000 (or more) per show for features and headliners.

Comedy is a serious business as making people is one of the toughest things to do. A comedian or a performer causes humor by cracking jokes or through amusing situations, or by acting as a fool or by employing prop comedy. However, good jokes are not enough to be successful as a comedian. You need to be resolute and patient and observe the performances of other comedians very carefully. You need to develop self confidence and train for the stage by either taking acting or public speaking classes or by indulging in theatre.


 

It is also important to develop a style of your own and connect with the audience. The most important thing for a comedian, however, remains the timing. The ExpertRating Get Funny Certification course will give you tips on how to make your mark in the crowd of comedians.

ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

This course will start with a capsule review of comedy's roots. From ancient Egyptian graffiti to slapstick Viking sagas, humor has been a part of everyone’s world since humans first walked erect and realized that their hands were now free to applaud Ogg, that funny guy in the 9th cave.

Friday - Lesson 02

"It's funny because it's true." Honing your powers of observation is the first step toward sharpening your wit. This lesson will help you understand some of the secrets of the great observational comics like Steven Wright, and Jerry Seinfeld. Bring a notebook, a pair of eyes, and a willingness to use them.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Now that you've observed reality, you need to learn to look at the world sideways and apply that knowledge. Clever wordplay can be a fast-track to a laugh. In lesson 9, you'll learn how to construct a joke, write a pun, twist a cliché, use the unexpected, and begin to dazzle with your humor.

Friday - Lesson 04

Lesson 4 will look at absurdity and exaggeration—two time-tested and wonderful sources of comedy. Absurdity is about finding your inner strangeness. Exaggeration is a major source of comedy. Really. It's HUGE.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Low humor, mean humor, sexual innuendo, bathroom humor—let's face it, they're all really easy. But do you need these crutches? Heck yeah. This lesson also includes a discussion of mean humor and gallows humor. What do they all have in common? The ability to offend people. In this lesson, you'll learn how to walk that line without stepping over it.

Friday - Lesson 06

Lesson 6: Pop Culture, or "If I See One More Brady Bunch Reference, I'm Going to Throw a Football At Your Nose." Pop culture is a humorist's best friend. From television and movies, to music and consumables, to politics and social trends, you'll find a wealth of material to aid you in your quest for amusement.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Good slapstick or sight gags are tougher than you'd think. It's important to learn how to communicate without words. Few things are as memorable or as funny as a perfectly executed piece of visual humor. In lesson 6, you'll learn by looking at examples from the comedians of the silent screen to Lucille Ball and beyond.

Friday - Lesson 08

Why think up original material when there's so much stuff out there you can just make fun of? Making fun of TV shows, movies, songs, social habits, or politicians can help you tap into brand new pockets of humor within you. Whatever your interests, there are opportunities for you to turn your wit toward the object of your admiration. This lesson will guide you in that quest.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Nothing hones your wit and pumps up those comic reflexes like improvisation. It's the perfect workout regime for the budding humorist. You'll learn the rules you need to follow to perform improvisational comedy—rules that can help you sharpen your wit and quicken your comebacks.

Friday - Lesson 10

There are countless ways to use humor every day. This lesson will guide you through using your newly honed sense of humor in business and social situations. You'll find out the remarkable benefits laughter has on health.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

You know how to be funny, now let's apply it. In this lesson you’ll explore comedy writing. Using the example of writing a script for television, you'll learn the blow-by-blow process of how to write and sell a script from someone who's worked in the industry.

Friday - Lesson 12

Now that you're a comic genius, you have an opportunity to cash in! In the final lesson, you'll explore some of the many markets open to you as a comedy writer: greeting cards, t-shirts, bumper stickers, comic books, comic strips and panels, gag writing, speech writing, advertising, print humor, and Web sites.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Humor Writing Course - $129.99

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