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35 Short Funny Story Ideas to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Short Funny Story Ideas and Writing Prompts Beyond Ha-HaThey say laughter is the best medicine… and these brand new humor writing prompts for tweens and teens are here to prove it!

35 Short Funny Story Ideas to Tickle Your Funny Bone

In this special collection of journal prompts, students will have the chance to express what they find funny through several types of humor. 

Oh yeah!

First, student writers will consider a few questions and reflect on what makes a person or situation funny.

And then…

They’ll be asked to write their own short stories, puns, comic dialogues, satire, and absurdist humor.

Now…

Many students will initially gravitate toward one type of humor over another, but others will be surprised to see where they find comedic inspiration. And most importantly, everyone will benefit from trying something new and looking for humor in unexpected places.

So get to it and…

Use these fun, humorous, and funny writing prompts from our blog with your students to build their confidence in self-expression… and to stretch their comedic muscles!

12 Short Funny Story Ideas & Funny Story Ideas

No need to let writer’s block stop you when you have this list of funny short story plot ideas. Pick a topic, grab your pen, and use these funny prompts for inspiration for your next comedic story.

  1. Write a short, funny story about a babysitter main character who isn’t very good at his or her job.
  2. Write a short, funny story about a school announcement that goes horribly wrong.
  3. Write a short, funny story about something your parents — or other family members — always tell you.
  4. Write a short, funny story about the worst meal you’ve ever had or about the worst gift you ever received.
  5. Write a short, humorous story about an unusual holiday celebration.
  6. Write a short, funny story about a perfectly normal house that everyone believes is haunted.
  7. Write a short, funny story that uses absurdist humor about an unusual summer vacation.
  8. Write a short, funny story that uses absurdist humor about one of your friends from the point of view of a frog.
  9. Write a short, funny story that uses absurdist humor about someone trying something new for the first time.
  10. Write a short, funny story that uses absurdist humor about a historical event.
  11. Write a short, funny story that uses absurdist humor about someone who behaves unusually.
  12. Write a short, funny story that uses absurdist humor about an argument that could be easily resolved.
35 Short Funny Story Ideas

6 Satire Writing Prompts

Use these scenarios to get inspired to write some satire.

  1. Write a short, satirical piece about a local restaurant.
  2. Write a short, satirical piece about a current news story.
  3. Write a short, satirical piece about a celebrity.
  4. Write a short, satirical piece about people of your generation.
  5. Write a short, satirical piece about the different standards girls and boys are held to.
  6. Write a short, satirical piece about someone who is very passive-aggressive.

6 Funny Dialogue Prompts

Take your humor storytelling, creativity, and writing skills to the next level with these excellent writing ideas.

  1. Write a piece of comic dialogue about a high school football team with an unusual record.
  2. Write a piece of comic dialogue about an argument between two friends.
  3. Write a piece of comic dialogue about someone receiving an award he or she doesn’t deserve.
  4. Write a piece of comic dialogue about a child who is embarrassed by something he or she did.
  5. Write a piece of comic dialogue about someone who thinks he or she has made a new discovery.
  6. Write a piece of comic dialogue about a person who has more money than he or she knows what to do with.

5 Journal Writing Prompts about Being Funny

This list of ideas is more about everyday life and the magic of humor in it.

  1. What is the secret to being funny? What makes someone have a good sense of humor?
  2. Who is the funniest person you know? What makes him or her so funny?
  3. What types of things do you find funny? What kinds of jokes aren’t funny to you?  Why?
  4. How would you define your sense of humor?
  5. What is the funniest book, movie, or TV show you’ve ever enjoyed? What made it so funny?

6 Bonus Funny Writing Ideas About Puns

A pun is a humorous play on words. Get your creative juices flowing – take these ideas and have some fun creating puns!

  1. Write a series of puns about your favorite animal.
  2. Write a series of puns about your favorite food.
  3. Write a series of puns about your school.
  4. Write a series of puns about social media.
  5. Write a series of puns about a famous politician.
  6. Write a series of puns about outer space.

181 More Fun Writing Prompt Ideas

These writing prompts from a variety of genres are good for students of all ages. Who knows, maybe the twists and turns of these prompts and stories will turn a few of your kids into professional comedians. What an adventure that would be!

Ok, that’s all for today.

Until next time, write on…

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PS Check out this resource of—> How to Mix Humor Into Your Writing (Writer’s Digest)

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