How to Create a Joke like a Late Night Talk Show Host

“When you have to write over 100 topical jokes each day, there’s no time to wait for inspiration to strike. You need a reliable algorithm.”

Just because you’re not a talk show host doesn’t mean you can’t create jokes like one.

This three-minute Slate video breaks down how late night talk shows write jokes, revealing a process you can use to craft a joke based on just about any topical event.