Growing Your Readership Using Humor in Social Media

Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times bestselling author of over half a dozen humorous books, including Penguin Random House’s How to Survive a Sharknado, the Ghostbusters tie-in Ghosts from Our Past, and the Goodreads Choice semifinalist Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. He is a full-time freelance writer whose writing has appeared in Mental Floss, Maxim, and many other magazines and websites.

Andrew studied with Iowa Writers’ Workshop instructors at the University of Iowa, where he earned a B.A. in English and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing. An Iowa native, he lives in Lexington with his wife, novelist Tiffany Reisz.


  • Meets On:
        Friday, October 13
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $45 (includes lunch)

With Andrew Shaffer.

Humorous content gets shared and liked more on social media. More important, humorous content has the potential to go viral and gain you new fans. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a comedian to be funny online! New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer will explain the basic “rules of comedy,” and offer tips on incorporating humor into your social media toolkit. Students will learn about hyperbole, repetition, and other basic comedic techniques. [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!]