Working on improving humor:

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1 DarkbloodCarnagefang13th May 2013 02:43:00 PM from Between Skyrim and Solstheim , Relationship Status: Desperate
I don't even play this game!
Recently, I have been writing a story, which at its core is The Secret World meets Artix Entertainment.

My main problem is that I'm very bad at humor. At most, I can make a bad pun or two once in a while, and even those aren't good.

Example - The leader of North Korea is so Kim Jung Uncool. See how bad that was?

So, I ask you all, any good tips or tricks for improving humor, especially to put in writing?

Help would be much appreciated.
2 demarquis14th May 2013 10:14:47 AM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Youtube is your friend. Start watching more stand-up. Be sure to think of it as "research"!
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3 Wheezy14th May 2013 07:36:15 PM from Tampa, FL. Again.
(That Guy You Met Once)

edited 14th May '13 7:37:17 PM by Wheezy

4 KylerThatch14th May 2013 07:58:45 PM , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
literary masochist
I've heard at least one author saying that their time in an improv comedy troupe helped with writing humor.
This is tuna with bacon!
Not sure if this helps or reassures you, but in my opinion, even "uncool" humour has a certain cache and charm about it; in the innocent, Adorkable, Nerds Are Sexy kind of way.

edited 15th May '13 2:37:33 AM by peasant

7 Wheezy15th May 2013 08:36:09 PM from Tampa, FL. Again.
8 SalmonPunch30th May 2013 07:45:25 AM from Connecticutt, USA
I never asked for this
Read books by humor writers. Terry Pratchett, Bill Bryson, Douglas Adams, etc... You will start absorbing some of their sense of humor naturally, it worked for me.
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