Funny Story Writing Prompts

Practice your comedic writing by using one of these funny story writing prompts!

1
Take an unfortunate situation that happened to you, and write an essay where it becomes humorous instead.
2
The neighbor is throwing a huge party. What does your character find when they go tell them to quiet down?

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3
Write a narration for a funny nature documentary ... about humans.
4
Every time you wake up, you’re in a different body. Describe what you would do in each body.
5
Write a story where an inanimate object in your house comes alive and isn’t happy with you. How do you deal with it?
6
Create and write about a villain who fails to intimidate the protagonist.
7
For one day, the animals in a zoo gain the ability to communicate and decide to take over. What are their conversations like?
8
Write a story where a group of time traveling nobility get dropped in the middle of a modern-day tourist trap.
9
Your best friend invites you over to finally reveal a “big secret.” When you get there, what do you see?
10
What would happen if you were thrust into a job where you had no training? What funny mistakes would you make?
11
Aliens came to conquer Earth, but decided we weren’t worth the time. Write a story about why.
12
Craft a conspiracy theory about something innocuous. For example: What are the sprinklers at the grocery store really spraying on the fruits?
13
Write about a public marriage proposal that goes horribly wrong.
14
Collectively, the human’s prefrontal cortex has weakened, causing everyone you know to only speak the truth. Set your scene at a dinner party that gets derailed because of this.
15
An idiom in Norway for heavy rain is “It’s raining witches.” And, one afternoon, it does. What happens?
16
A contest will give $100 dollars each time your character gets insulted. How will they get people to insult them?
17
You’ve swapped places with your terrible boss! You have 12 hours in their body. What happens in the office that day?

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