Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.
That quote has been ascribed to nineteenth-century actor Edmund Keene, and various other sources, but its truth is borne out by the many people who have tried to be funny and bombed.
A corollary is that humor writing is hard too. Making people laugh at words on a page may be one of the most daunting tasks a human can undertake—right behind parallel parking.
Fortunately, there are some words that make it easy. They sound funny all by themselves.
Here are a few of my favorites. What are yours?
The list grows.
And life is funnier because of it.