Q. How can I become a humor writer?
A. First, you have to have had a terrible childhood. If you struggled to get Cs in grade school, had hyperactive sweat glands, cried every time you had to undress in the locker room, and took a cousin to a school dance, then you are well on your way. Being terrible at all sports that you immediately gave up on is also essential to the social atrophy that must take place in order for you to develop the right sensibility. Bad skin is a plus, as is bad eyesight, and you really should highlight on your resumé if you have undergone corrective surgery for scoliosis, overgrown sinus, or a clubbed foot. A common misconception is that you need to be able to spell, or write, or that you must be educated beyond 10th grade. If you have experience in the above areas and somehow avoided becoming a serial killer, then contact us via cut-out magazine letters. And remember, spelling is not a must, and an upside down ‘m’ makes a fine stand-in for the much-harder-to-find ‘w’. And finally, if you’re an adult bed wetter, just come on over, because you are hired, my friend!
Posted by Allyson - Labels: Ask a SBX Writer, Chris C.