FREE FB Joke Writing Challenge

I wrote this to promote the joke writing challenge in another FB group, but I don’t like to waste words, so thought I might as well put it here too, to save me typing different words later.

I’ve changed the names to protect the not so innocent.

Here’s the post:

I don’t want to alert you all, but Fred and Barney have had a rare moment of weakness.

I brazenly asked them if I could promo a FREE 5 day challenge I’m running next week (teaching handsome folk – like you – how to write jokes and use humour when talking about their business) in the group.


….was what I was expecting.

“Sure, go ahead!”

was what I got.

I don’t know if it’s because Mercury is in retrograde (thank you Google!) or because Matron has given them one too many happy pills, but I’m going to bleed this administrative lapse for all it’s worth.

Here’s goes…Hi! I’m John. I’m an award winning comedian and magician. This sounds rather cool, but what it means in reality is that I I spend most of my nights making drunk people laugh.

I created a group where I’m trying to teach business owners how to use comedy and humour in their work – to help better communicate with their customers and create better connections.

Have you ever noticed that, when you’re laughing at something, you’re TOTALLY focused on it?

This is quite handy when it comes to marketing. 😉

Business doesn’t have to be boring!

Anyway, I thought I’d create one of those “5 day challenges” that every man and his dog seem to be doing at the moment.

Specifically, I’m going to take you from “OMG! I can’t tell a joke to save my life!” to “OMG! I still can’t tell a joke to save my life, but at least now I can reliably sit down with a blank piece of paper and utilise some proven comedic writing technqiues to add some humour to my work!

(I should probably make that last part a bit more catchy)

Believe it or not, most comedians work like accountants when it comes to creating material.

They’re not just making it up off the top of their head.

There IS a process to writing comedy and, if there’s a process…


In 5 days I can teach you some of the basics.

In 5 days you’ll be able to sit down with a subject and create some jokes and gags about it.

You can use it for your business, marketing, social media, pitches, talks or for talking about your Gran’s left foot (how can ALL the toes be pointing in different directions?).

I can’t turn you into the funniest person in the world, but I can turn you into the funniest person in your house…

…wait. You’re not still living with Jerry Seinfeld, are you? Good.

If you’ve always wanted to be funny, but haven’t got a clue where to start, this is for you.

(I did mention it was FREE, right?)

Here’s the link to join the group waiting list:

I’ll open the doors on Sunday night (give me time to make the group look all nice and fancy) and we’ll start on Monday morning.

Any questions, let me know. Happy to help, though I should probably warn you that I’m shit at geography, so you’re probably best avoiding that.