Tom Cornett – Writing Humor and Satire

On July 21, 2011 Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with humorist and songwriter Tom Cornett. He is a Midwestern writer who has collaborated with country singers in Nashville as well as writing and co-writing novelty (comedy) songs and parodies.  Tom is a student of the observational school of comedy and enjoys putting a twist on reality.  He releases his comedy music under the pseudonym “Twisted Tom“.  He spoke with us on a variety of humor writing points including:

  • Basics of comedy songwriting
  • Observing human nature as the source of the absurd
  • The importance of collaboration
  • Humor vs. satire
  • Parodies
  • Point-of-view in comedy
  • Handling rejection effectively

Tom Cornett

Tom Cornett

 Tom also writes a blog in addition to his music sites on ReverbNation and MySpace
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Author of "Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction" and six other books.
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