1. There Is Never A Shortage Of Jokes
Last night's blog was humor column 98. On average each column is a list containing 7 to 50 elements. Let's say the average is 25. That means since last October I've written 2500 jokes. Keep in mind, I only publish 1/3rd of what I write, so I've actually written 7500 jokes.
The minute you say you can't write anything more you shut your mind down. It doesn't matter if you're writing jokes or a horror story. When you say you're out of ideas you're letting your internal censor take over. That's when people develop writer's block.
I write so much because I write everything that comes into my head. Once a joke is on paper, it frees up space in my mind for another joke to take it's place. Sometimes I know immediately that joke is great. Sometimes, I know it sucks. But it doesn't matter. When I don't give the idea a chance to be... [Read Entire Article]
Posted January 0, 2006 by Shayne Michael under Writing
Martin Short, sometimes nicknamed Marty, was born Martin Hayter Short, CM on March 26th, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Today, Short is best known as a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer whose early comedic influences included Don Knotts for his legendary portrayal of the incompetent deputy Barney Fife. Short is best known for his flamboyant comedy on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. A Roman Catholic, Short is often incorrectly identified as Jewish. His brother, Michael Short, is an Emmy Award winning writer on SCTV. Short also has an older brother Brian who the vice president of Dover Industries in Canada. His older sister Nora, who is an anesthesiologist.
Short, was youngest of five children, born to Olive, a violinist, and Charles Patrick Short, a corporate executive with Stelco, Canada’s largest steel company. His father Charles came to ... [Read Entire Bio]