He rented a Redbox movie and made a pizza. We were watching the movie and the oven beeped so the pizza was done. We never had a second date. The fake report card : I failed the first quarter of a class in middle school, so I made a fake report card. I did this every quarter that year. I forgot that they mail home the end-of-year cards, and my mom got it before I could intercept with my fake.
Do you need some help conjuring compelling comedy ideas? Sometimes reading simple comedic story prompts is the easiest way to find them. We get our ideas from a plethora of sources — news headlines, novels, television shows, movies, our lives, our fears, our phobias, etc. They can come from a single visual that entices the creative mind — a seed that continues to grow and grow until the writer is forced to finally put it to paper or screen. In the spirit of helping writers find those seeds, here we offer originally conceived and hilarious — or at the very least, slightly humorous — story prompts that you can use as inspiration for your next horror story.
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Funny stories that comedians perform in clubs are called anecdotal stand-up. These stories can be based on real-life experiences or they can be made up. In either case, there are three keys to transforming a funny story that your friends enjoy into anecdotal stand-up that can entertain an audience. When regular storytellers tell a story, there may or may not be laughs along the way.