DR. CHARLES JARVIS
WRITTEN HUMOR RESOURCES
Dr. Jarvis wrote 200+ articles for the Brady Standard-Herald. He shared his love for the study of humor by writing about a myriad of subjects related to humor.
These 66 articles relate to the study of humor 66 Articles on Study of Humor
Dr. Jarvis wrote over 200+ articles for the Brady Standard-Herald. Volume 2 contains 69 articles that relate to the business of humorous speakers, types of humor and his talks.
Dr. Jarvis was a student of humor. This pdf document presents his study notes of humor based on his extensive research over the years.
Hand-typed, they cover a huge area of his research. 234 pages in length including the cover.
At the beginning, Dr. Jarvis used notes. Over the years he refined his note taking and began to take
notes on every presentation. These hand-typed notes are an instructive look at how he presented
and recorded his speeches.
Dr. Jarvis's daughter, Pam, gave me his two leather-bound notebooks.
One on his humor notes (psychology mostly) and the other on the notes he used while speaking on the circuit.
Hand-typed, they show his observations and corrections over the years.
For anyone wanting to speak as a professional, these show his careful attention to each of his talks.
Really interesting to follow while listening to his talks.
These notes are for real students of humor and worth revisiting often as you study Charlie's skills and approach to presenting.
The following four documents are the written notes Dr. Jarvis wrote over 30 years.
They are HUGE, encompassing close to 1 million words between them.
He passed before their completion so you may find duplication of stories and humor education insights.
Their conversion to pdfs is ongoing. They will be made available when done.
HUMOROUS MATERIAL A-Z
CHARLES JARVIS JOKES A-Z
CHARLES JARVIS NOTEBOOKS
CHARLES JARVIS on SPEAKING
MISCELLANEOUS HUMOROUS DOCUMENT A-Z
Dr. Jarvis wrote many individual documents on his observations from everything from reviews of individual jokes
to observations about each of his talks presented on the circuit.
They are voluminous and contain much insight into his work as a professional humorist on the circuit.
RELATED WRITTEN HUMOR STUDY AIDES
The "Art of Using Humor in Public Speaking" is a monograph on a challenging and rewarding people skill that can be learned.
The "Art of Using Humor in Public Speaking" was written to provide anyone interested in using humor with a concise look at the basics.
It focuses on Public Speaking though, not stand-up comedy. It contains a lot of what Dr. Jarvis thought about the subject.
He liked to say, "I'm not here to make you laugh, I'm here to make you think".
He was a gifted Humorist and loved to make people laugh, but he also saw the serious side of using humor to change minds and soothe souls, if not but just for a few minutes.
He studied his trade relentlessly and really focused on the responsibilities of the professional humorous speaker.
Add to that insights into humor based on my 35 years in Toastmasters International. Lot of speeches, lot of humor, it was an excellent way to observe what makes it work.
Heady stuff, but not for the casually interested individual. So this monograph is a bit academic, but still delivers a lot important lessons you can use.
It is also the text for all "Jarvis Revisited" Workshops. This expanded version offers considerably more insights into types of humor than what are shown online.
It should be read slowly, digested and used in conjunction with the "Jarvis Revisited" Humor Study Guide.
4 page guide to the study of Humor. Includes tools of the craft, psychology of humor, mechanics, material selection, speech structure & delivery, Jarvis's Bird Story and bibliography.
Humor Flash Cards are a simple and fun way to learn the definitions of 35 types of humor. These 35 flash cards with definitions on the back come as a pdf. You can work your way through these definitions and learn both types of humor and related humor concepts.
The Civic Organization Guide introduces 15 organizations, explaining their Mission and their History. Use this guide to learn about them and offer your presentation to their members.