LOL 101: A Kid's Guide to Writing Jokes
Packed with fun-filled illustrations, easy-to-follow exercises, and sample jokes, this humorous handbook proves that with a little elbow grease, anyone can write jokes that really make people LOL. Covering everything from surprise to wordplay to visual jokes- plus tips on how to perform a joke so it lands- LOL 101 is the approachable and (of course) funny guide for any kid ready to channel their inner comedian.
David Roth (not to be confused with David Lee Roth) is a New York-based stand-up comedian who performs all over the United States and has made over a dozen comedy festival appearances. He has written jokes for magicians, public speakers, rappers, and Saturday Night Live stars. David co-produces the hit show The Charm Offensive at Punch Line San Francisco. He's also a highly awarded advertising creative director and has written and produced two Super Bowl commercials.
Rinee Shah is an illustrator and advertising creative director based in Brooklyn, New York. Her illustration projects have been featured in Wired, The Huffington Post, and Fast Company . She has written sketch comedy and directed short comedy films that have played in comedy film festivals around the country. She's also the author-illustrator of The Made-Up Words Project and the illustrator of Off: The Day the Internet Died, a Bedtime Fantasy .
"An efficient, punchy pun-generation primer."
“Roth and Shah offer a set of examples, techniques, and templates designed to get the creative juices flowing…. Fanciful cartoon figures add both sight gags and visual spritz to this handbook for would-be standups.”