Juggler, comedian, trade show presenter, and writer, Scotty Meltzer wrote a monthly column on comedy writing for eJuggle, the International Jugglers’ Association ezine. These articles focussed on comedy writing for jugglers, magicians, and other variety artists, but many of the concepts presented could also be useful for stand-up comics, storytellers, or anyone who just wants to Be Funnier.

Articles open to the public:

Comedy Darwinism

The Secret of Great Comedy

Comedy Creationism


Thou Shalt Not Steal

How to Steal


Corporate Comedy

More Corporate Comedy

Theft? or Inspiration!

Tag, You’re It!

Nice Structure!

Structure? Genius!

You Punch Like a Girl

I Look At All The Funny People

Doctoring Jokes

That’s Not Funny

That’s Still Not Funny

Mixing It Up

Mixing In Action

Comedy Karaoke

Hat Juggling

Dan Holzmans’ Framework Technique

Articles currently available only to IJA members: