Comedy requires a lot of skill to write effectively. Pacing can affect your delivery and sometimes the tone of a piece can derail the best punchlines. Pacing and tone can also make a joke land perfectly with the audience.
As an exercise: Find a joke or two (you can find a couple below). Now, write a scene in which this joke actually occurs.
- A horse walks into the bar. Bartender asks “Why the long face?”
- Why do you never see elephants hiding in trees? Because they’re really good at it!
- I stayed up all night to figure out where the sun was. Then it dawned on me.